Breaking down barriers, talking about disability in the industry
Op-ed by Guest Editor, Johanna Garvin
Guest Editor, Johanna Garvin: Breaking into the industry
People with disabilities and other minorities have been excluded for too many years in participation, discussion and decision making in the creative arts. This needs to change so we can hear and see authentic voices on screen.
Interview with Sofya Gollan: representing people living with a disability behind and in front of the camera
"The reality is that with some adjustments, filmmakers with a disability are just as able to create content for the screen and should be encouraged to do so because of the world perspective they can provide to not only their own stories but the world in general."
On Richard's Side is a powerful documentary screening at Sydney Film Festival next month, it's about a young man who lives with a disability. The film gives insight into his family and friends determination to help him create a meaningful life. I had the opportunity to speak to the director Andrew Wiseman about the documentary.
Interview with Ken Crouch: Screenworks Creatability project
For Screenworks, one of the most important aspects of Createability is to support artists with disability in regional NSW and giving them the opportunity to challenge community attitudes and misconceptions that form barriers to social inclusion.