As Others See Us...

As Others See Us...

Date: 11/04/2019 09:33

On Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th April 2019, We are partnering with University of Atypical and Belfast Film Festival to present footage from the Northern Ireland Digital Film Archive of stories about disabled and D/deaf people, televised in the 1960s-2000s.

The Digital Film Archive features television programmes made about D/deaf people and disabled people, but not many made by the people living the lives shown on screen. We are missing the self-told stories by artists, activists, independent filmmakers and home movies. Visit us in the Atypical Gallery or get in touch to help change what is in the archive, how these stories about D/deaf and disabled people are told and who they are told by.

We will be in the gallery on Thursday 18th to chat about the programmes on display. This drop-in event by Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive and University of Atypical is the first step in a long term disabled-led partnership to open up the archive. 

Please note: The archive films may contain language or other content that reflect views prevalent in their time but that may cause offence today. We in no way endorse these views, they are included to give insight into historical issues with representation and discuss improvements we need to make.

Location: University of Atypical, Ground Floor, Cathedral Quarter Workspaces, 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1FF (Due to ongoing building works there is a scaffold around the building)

Opening Hours: 11-4pm  

University of Atypical is a disabled-led arts charity, with a visual art gallery on Royal Avenue, which takes an empowerment based approach towards supporting disabled and D/deaf people’s involvement in the arts.


Also happening as part of Belfast Film Festival:

On Saturday 13th April at 12pm in the Black Box University of Atypical presents a programme of short films which focus on the lives of disabled people from around the world.

With a spotlight on activism, protest, and the fight for human rights, this programme also includes glimpses of the everyday, shining a light on the joy found in moments of movement and togetherness. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion on disability rights in Northern Ireland and abroad.

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