just a reminder that the other film festival
my highlights:BODY MEMORY (Koerpergedaechtnis), Kathia Scholz, 2004, 15min, Documentary Germany (Subtitled)
A karate instructor with cerebral palsy has created a new relationship with her body.
THE JOY (La Joie), Phillipe Thomas, 1996, 7min, Comedy, France (Subtitled)
Cerebral palsy turns the simple task of suicide into a complex debacle.
THE MAN WHO COULDN'T DANCE, Barry Prescot, 2004, 10min, Comedy, NZ
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, Kerry Richardson, 2005, 30min, Documentary, USA
The only thing standing in the way of becoming a dancer are Algie's legs. He has none.
ABNORMALLY FUNNY PEOPLE, Al Edirisinghe, 2005, 45min, Documentary, UK
They prepare bravely for their first ever performance at the world's biggest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, but can they cut the comic mustard? http://www.abnormallyfunnypeople.com/
Jerry Lewis has hosted the Muscular Dystrophy telethon for decades. Now one of ‘Jerry's Kid's' has grown up and has something to say about it all. Loudly!
LIEBE PERLA (Perla Yakirati) Shahar Rozen, 1999, 62min, Documentary, Israel (Subtitled)
Perla, an actress, is the last living member of a Jewish family of short-statured people that survived Dr. Mengele's experiments. Hannelore, her friend, sets out on a quest to find the archival footage of Perla and her family being paraded naked on a stage in Auschwitz. An unflinching film.
WELCOME 2 MY DEAF WORLD, Helen Gaynor, 2005, 52min, Documentary, Australia
Bethany and Scott are two Melbourne teenagers in their last few months of schooling at the Victorian College for the Deaf in Prahran. With captioned Auslan, this warm and funny film provides an insight into Deaf culture and the choices facing a Deaf teenager.
ALICE, Thom Van Der Beken, 2004, 28min, Documentary, Netherlands (Subtitled)
"We have a patient who can talk to birds and cats...I wish I could do that.' Dreamlike and disorienting tales from women who work in a psychiatric hospital.
HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT?, Neami NE, 2006, 20min, Documentary, Australia
Six highly personal stories about mental illness and the journey towards recovery.
TOUCH THE SOUND, Thomas Riedelsheimer, 2004, 95min, Documentary, Germany
Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's foremost musicians. As a classical music student, Glennie learned that she was going deaf. Rather than abandon her studies she turned to percussion instruments and developed her ability to feel the sound through her body. This visually and acoustically stunning documentary allows her to share her insights into the nature of music and the ways in which we experience it. http://www.touchthesound.co.uk