Thursday, December 3, 2009

International Day of People with a Disability

In celebration of International Day of People with a Disability on December 3, I went along to a film screening of The Boys Are Back from the acclaimed director of Shine, Scott Hicks, starring Clive Owen, and inspired by a true story.

The screening was part of the Access All Areas Film Festival, presenting a program of Australian Features and Shorts across NSW, visiting Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Orange and Sydney. All films are audio described, captioned and wheelchair accessible, with introductions and Q&A sessions Auslan interpreted. The festival demonstrates how easy it can be to make cultural life accessible to all.

You must see this flick!! It gets 7.5/10 rating on the Internet Movie Database, and made me cry at the beginning and the end – learning a few life lessons on parenting along the way. It was really special to see a fully accessible screening, put on for free by the
Access All Areas Film Festival organisers. It was preceeded by a panel discussion on how to enhance accessibility and inclusive practices in the film and TV broadcast industry, especially for those with sensory and auditory disabilities.

The Boys Are Back is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood, which intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life. It follows a witty, wisecracking, sportswriter (Oscar nominee Clive Owen) who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. And, it’s out now in cinemas!

Pearl

Pearl Lee
Development Manager
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

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13 comments:

  1. 每次看完你的文章,總是回味許久,要經常發表喔。.........................

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  2. If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................

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  4. 原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得........................................

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  5. Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late. ....................................................

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  6. 真正的友誼,有如健康失去時,始知其價值..................................................

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  7. A sudden death could be a tragic and far more a traumatic experience that a kid could experience.
    I haven't seen the movie, but i think it's quite inspiring one.

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