You are invited to this special pre-conference screening.
Defiant Lives introduces the world to the most impressive activists you’ve never heard of and tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britain and Australia.
Featuring exclusive interviews with elders who’ve led the movement over the past five decades, the film weaves together never-before-seen archival footage with the often-confronting personal stories of disabled men and women as they moved from being warehoused in institutions to fighting for independence and control over their lives.
Defiant Lives is a triumphant film full of extraordinary characters who put their lives on the line to create a better and very different world where everyone regardless of impairment is valued and can participate.
Join Sarah Barton, Film Director, for a Q&A session after the show.
Director, Fertile Films
Her first documentary Untold Desires (SBS 1994) dealt frankly with the topic of sexuality and disability and was followed by A Wing and A Prayer (SBS 2000) and the long running series No Limits (2003). Sarah has gained recognition by winning numerous industry and community awards.
In 2010 Sarah was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel to England and America to research her documentary about the disability rights movement which has evolved into Defiant Lives.
This event is part of the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2017: Gearing up for the NDIS journey.Flyer / More information (offsite)
|Thu 14th Sep, 2017||10:30am - 12:30pm||NAB The Hall|
700 Bourke Street
Registration and RSVPView Registration Form (offsite)
- $20 | $15 concession
- Contact person:
- Natasha Brake
- Phone number:
- 03 9639 5807