Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2012
Disability advocacy and the legal system: You be the judge!

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ Melbourne Park Function Centre

Sarah Barton

Photo of Sarah Barton, Producer


Sarah Barton is an independent documentary maker with more than fifteen years experience as a writer and director and sometimes producer. Her first film Untold Desires (producer Eva Orner 1994) was about sexuality and disability and won the first Logie Award for SBS and an AFI Award for most outstanding documentary.

In 2003 Sarah created and produced the first 70 episodes of the award winning and high rating community television series No Limits. Other documentary credits include Secret Fear (producer Eva Orner 1997), and More Than Horseplay (Producer Veronica Sive 2009). In 2008 Sarah was a finalist in the Australian Government National Disability Awards for her media work advancing the rights of people with disabilities.

In 2010 Sarah received a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the UK and the US researching material for her documentary Weird & Wonderful; the rise & fight of the disability rights movement. In 2011 Sarah completed Crossover, an intensive international course that trains documentary filmmakers to work across platforms telling stories through new digital media as well as through traditional linear forms.


A history of disability advocacy

Monday 26th March, 2012: 5:30am - 6:30am

Highlights of the production of a documentary where 25 survivors of the rights movement are interviewed. Sarah shares her journey and tells stories about issues, characters and ideas that she discovered along the way.