WINDOW INTO OUR WORLD (PG)
Thursday 16th November, 8.30pm, The Old Market, £5
Can you imagine what it’s like to be one of us? Take a peek into the lives of learning disabled people from all over the world and challenge your world view.
Blanca Zaragüeta, Joseba Huegun, 22mins 46secs, Spain
Andoni, the owner of an advertising agency, accidentally meets his neighbour, Enrike, who has Downs Syndrome.
Jenna Kanell, 3mins 56secs, USA
A quirky romantic comedy starring nineteen‐year‐old Vance Kanell, who as a child was diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and several other sensory disorders. The young man now faces the daunting adventure of embarking on his first date.
Bobby Marinelli, 10mins 19secs, USA
Kelly and Allison are two twenty something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed. Kelly, a bagger who has Downs Syndrome requests some time to talk to Allison, her manager about a promotion.
Denis Darzacq with Mind The Gap, 4mins 04secs, UK
An inspirational music video which helps to challenge the stigma around learning disability. Featuring music by Jez Colborne.
Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick, 5mins 57 secs, New Zealand
Jonathan takes a huge amount of pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics. With a unique running style, he enjoys pounding the pavement as a part of his rigorous training regime.
LIKE A STAR
Daniele Bonarini, 10mins 50secs, Italy
Daniele is a director who works mainly with people with disabilities. He takes his lead actor, Tiziano to a festival in Texas. For Tiziano these will be unforgettable days.
LOVE YOU ‘TIL I DIE (RUDELY)
Rudely Interrupted, 2mins 33secs, Australia
Entering into their 11th year as a band Rudely Interrupted have a new look, new EP and some of the finest songs the band have recorded along their journey. This music video captures the band in all it’s colourful glory.
MY LIFE IN THE CITY
Adam Goldhammer, 11mins 23secs, Canada
A group of adults participate in a research study that uses interviews, city walks, and dramatic arts based methods to explore what it is like to be a person with an intellectual and developmental disability living in Toronto.
TOPSY AND DAVE
Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick, 8mins 44secs, New Zealand
Love, patience, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any successful marriage. With a huge amount of help from their support workers and a year in the planning, we follow Topsy and Dave as they grasp the idea of marriage, what it means to them and how things will change.
Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick, 5mins 51secs, New Zealand
People in the Thames community know Paul. He is the first client at the trust and has been there now for 22 years. With equalled amounts of strength and vulnerability he quietly pursues the things in life which make him feel strong and happy .
Access All Areas’ Black Cab Theatre Company, 4mins 04secs, UK
A music video inspired by the history of people with learning disabilities being put in long-stay hospitals, their stories and protest songs as well as statements made by Mabel Cooper. We will not be ignored.