Runtime: 01:50:20
Available: Aug 16, 2021 05:00
Until: Sep 16, 2021 04:59

Cinema Touching Disability is proud to present the Lost Reel Short Film Showcase, with disability shorts from around the world, plus live filmmaker Q&As!

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Alternative Way of being Human

Alternative Way of being Human

00:07:10

Documentary about State Prize awarded disability artist and activist Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen who is passionately building sculptures from used assistive devices.

Human Hearts

Human Hearts

00:07:14

Bullied for her differences, a determined young ballerina with cerebral palsy braves the stage only to be confronted by her greatest fear.

Casual Terms

Casual Terms

00:14:39

From July 2019- January 2020 Morgan Tipping co-created The Factory alternative art school with 180 neurodiverse and mobility diverse children, young people and adults from across Nottinghamshire at The Workhouse, Southwell. The Factory curriculum foregrounded social relationships, experimental processes and sought to disrupt the biopolitical way that power was encoded into social practices in the past and influence people in the present.

Casual Terms is a video installation and film directed and produced by Morgan Tipping and filmed and edited by Tommy Chavannes. In Casual Terms we hear how Workhouses, colonial domestic servility and indentured labour formed a ‘complete system’ that not only trapped human cargo in the past, but maintains inequality and precarity in the present.

Collaging stock corporate film footage (transformed by glitch art and music video aesthetics) Casual Terms juxtaposes re-worked footage of precarious labour in present day DRC and Bangladesh with voices that narrate the historic deprivation of liberty at The Workhouse. The uncanny and at times dysmorphic gif-like visuals that are created co-opt the intended function in a disquieting manner.

The narrators hail from children’s homes, Mencap and The Workhouse and the unique rhythm of their speech and timbre of their voices inspired the music. Incorporating field recordings made around the workhouse and during the projects, the music subverts the rhythms of menial routines and references different electronic music genres that draw on industrial activity as a creative source.

The title refers to the term ‘Casual people’ which was coined by artist Tyrone Nash to describe people without disability. Referring to language and the process of fixing conditions, in Casual Terms, the word term takes on multiple meanings. The film asks the viewer to reconsider the language and conditions imposed on people labeled as disabled and meet them on less casual terms.

Upside

Upside

00:17:04

Based on a true story. Stephen, a young man with Down’s Syndrome wishes to break free from his caring but over-protective mother and celebrate his 18th birthday in the way that he chooses.

The Silent Ride

The Silent Ride

00:20:53

A deaf delivery rider went through odds to become a delivery rider in a small city. A step out of his deaf community means many difficulties ahead.

Salting the Fly

Salting the Fly

00:08:48

With a precarious fate approaching, Danny, an autistic teenager, and his older brother David perform a familiar childhood ritual to lighten the gravity of their plight. As time runs out, however, the brothers must leave their childhood behind to confront family demons, challenge futile beliefs, and transcend communication barriers to find solace amidst their crumbling world.

Mary, quite contrary

Mary, quite contrary

00:04:59

Mary, quite contrary follows the story of an eight year old girl named Mary, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.

Autism Voices #2

Autism Voices #2

00:11:25

Autism Voices #2 is a short film exploring and challenging some of the misrepresentations around Autism. This was created by 12 young people who each experience Autism in their own unique way. Using drama, play & improvisation we explored idea's together during our four day drama workshop.

Noisy

Noisy

00:10:04

Sam gets on the subway to get home. He catches the eye of April. The two of them discover they have way more in common than where they’re heading. Sometimes you need a noisy place to have a quiet conversation.

"Sign At All Times" A Film About Brian Estrada

"Sign At All Times" A Film About Brian Estrada

00:08:04

A young skateboarder overcomes his personal adversity to find pride in his identity.

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