The Short Cinema

Oska Bright Screening 15

Tue 20 Aug, 7pm


Synopsis

Oska Bright presents Window into our World. Take a peek into the lives of people with learning disabilities from all over the globe and challenge your world view.


All the films in this programme have been made and curated by learning disabled talent.


CHECKOUT

Dir: Bobby Marinelli

10 mins 19 secs, USA


Kelly and Allison are two twenty something grocery store employees who find out that the best friendships blossom when they are most needed.


TOPSY AND DAVE

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

8 mins 44 secs, New Zealand


Love, understanding and support are the cornerstone of any marriage. With help from their support workers, we follow Topsy and Dave as they grasp the idea of marriage.


LOVE YOU 'TIL I DIE

Dir: (Rudely) Rudely Interrupted

2 mins 33 secs, Australia


In their 11th year as a band Rudely Interrupted have a new look, new EP and some of their finest songs ever. This film captures them in their colourful glory.


MY LIFE IN THE CITY

Dir: Adam Goldhammer

11 mins, Canada


A group participate in a research study using interviews, city walks and drama to explore what it's like to be a person with a learning disability living in Toronto.


AQUI ES POSIBLE

Dir: Blanca Zaragueta and Joseba Huegun

22 mins 46 secs, Spain


Andoni, the owner of an advertising agency, accidently meets his neighbour, Enrike, who has Down's Syndrome.


JONATHAN

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

5 mins 57 secs, New Zealand


Jonathan takes pride in representing Thames in the Special Olympics. He enjoys pounding the pavement as part of his rigorous training regime.


TRAPPED

Dir: Rhythms Access All Areas' Black Cab Theatre Company

4 mins 4 secs, UK


Inspired by the history of people with leanring disabilities being put in long-stay hospitals, their stories and protest songs and statements by Mabel Cooper.


PAUL

Dir: Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick

5 mins 57 secs, New Zealand


Paul has been at Thames for 22 years. With strength and vulnerability he quietly pursues the things in life which make him strong and happy.


I'M ME

Dir: Denis Darzacq with Mind the Gap

4 mins 4 secs, UK


An inspirational music video which helps to challenge the stigma around learning disability. Featuring music by Jez Colborne.


LIKE A STAR

Dir: Daniele Bonarini

10 mins 50 secs, Italy


Daniele is a director who works with people with disabilities. He takes his lead actor, Tiziano to a festival in Texas. For Tiziano these will be unforgettable days.


BUMBLEBEES

Dir: Jenna Kanell

3 mins 56 secs, USA


A quirky romantic comedy starring Vance Kanell, who was diagnosed with autism and several other sensory disorders. He now faces the adventure of his first date.

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SHORT CINEMA

This screening is part of The Short Cinema programme, which showcases some of the best short films from around the world.

Season / Short Cinema

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