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Disability Within Film Double Bill Film Review Netflix

A Collection of Disability Double Bills

A collection of disability themed double bills, all of which portray authentic disability representation across a variety of genres.

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A Celebration of Empowerment for Disabled People in Horror

The horror genre flashes a sliver of potential for the representation of disabled people.

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The Elephant Man: 40 Years Later

Shot in black and white, Lynch’s historical drama explores themes of compassion, the human condition and man’s inhumanity to man.

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Film Review

Ad Astra: Another Lonely Astronaut

Brad Pitt is Major Roy McBride, a lonesome astronaut in James Gray’s stunning space-opera. Ad Astra first premiered at the Venice Film Festival a few weeks ago and left critics shivering with existential chills.

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Cinema Accessibility Disability Within Film

Describing Audio Description

Audio Description (AD) is a narration track that is played in addition to the dialogue and soundtrack of a film; it is primarily intended to benefit blind and visually impaired audiences. The commentary describes the visual elements of the media, such as body language and expressions which can assist a blind or visually impaired person’s […]

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Disability Within Film

Revisiting A Quiet Place: Disability Representation

Disability is an identity much like race or gender, but the arts are lacking in disability representation. Instead, disabled individuals like myself regularly see non-disabled actors emulate the characteristics of a marginalised group without any outreach into the community they depict.

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I Am Mother: Post-Apocalyptic Confines

“Funny that you’ve survived so long. As if someone’s had a purpose for you. Until now.”

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Television

Queer Eye: Erasing Disability Identity?

The episode danced around themes of accessibility, independence and disability pride, barely scratching the surface of the issues and values central to the disability rights movement.

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Caption This

Since the arrival of streaming services such as BBC iPlayer and Netflix, the popularity of subtitles has risen with many hearing users opting to switch on captions.