The Together! 2012 free festival of Disability Arts, Culture and Human Rights continues this week with a two-day low budget film-makers' workshop and a three-day Film Festival at the University of East London. The film festival is supported by Channel 4, and is programmed in association with , , and the . For full details see http://www.together2012.org.uk/film-festival/
The Film Festival opens at 5pm on Friday evening (7 December) with a tribute to the late David Morris, beginning with his last film , commissioned by the UK Disabled People’s Council. David Morris was the Mayor of London’s Disability Adviser, in which role he founded the Liberty Festival and led work on External Inclusion for LOCOG until his sudden death in 2010. In the last two years of his life, David also created an extraordinary body of what he described as “filmed poems”, about his lived experience of disability. These were shot by David’s PAs using a domestic camcorder, and edited by David using voice-activated software at his home in Limehouse.
On Saturday 8 December the Film Festival begins at noon with ilms by and starring people with learning difficulties from across the world, including animations and dramas. At telling unique, moving and powerful stories from ‘Ordinary East Londoners’ and introduced by and young film-makers from the Barking and Dagenham Ab-Phab group. Then at nimated films from the UK, Ireland and Canada. On Saturday evening at he multi-award-winning story of four wounded US service personnels’ 12 month-journey as they fight to compete in the 2008 Beijing Games.
On Sunday 9 December the festival restarts at noon with ecent films by leading British and international artists, and continues at Short Dramas at 4pm. The festival finishes at (Jesse Vile, 87 mins, 2012), i