In cooperation with the Kraken Association, Kino Šiška is organising a screening of short films on the topic of disabilities. We are hosting the Swiss look&roll film festival, which will present a selection of the best short films about the lives of people with various disabilities and about living with the impairments and restrictions caused by disabilities. The event aims to co-shape a new view of short films, the culture of accessibility and the society of tomorrow, reflecting on difference, social inclusion and equality.
The programme of seven short films includes both documentarian approaches and feature, animated and experimental films, exploring the lives of people with learning disabilities, blindness, autism spectrum disorders, deafness and mental illnesses in various ways.
Ahead of the screening, we will speak about the festival and the screened films with the founder and artistic director of the look&roll festival, Gerhard Protschka. Protschka is active as a producer, curator, translator and author of audio descriptive texts for the blind and visually impaired and of subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. The discussion will be held in English with interpreting in Slovenian, accompanied by a Slovenian sign language interpreter. All of the screened films will be equipped with Slovenian subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired and with Slovenian audio description for the blind and visually impaired.
ACCESS FOR THE PHYSICALLY, VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED
The screening will take place in the Katedrala Hall on the upper floor of Kino Šiška. The physically impaired can use the elevator to access the upper floor, with the hall featuring ramps and stairless entrances/exits for easier access.There are hearing loops for the deaf and hearing impaired installed in the hall, whereas the visually impaired can follow Braille tactile boards from the bus stop to the venue. Braille boards and relief ground plans are also available in the venue itself. For additional information regarding access, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction and discussion: around 15 minutes
Screening: 77 minutes
Larger groups please apply in advance.
THE BEST WAY
DER BESTE WEG, Germany, 2014, experimental, 10 minutes
Director: Angelika Herta
No pictures, only font. No protagonists, only Steffi, a computer voice. Not the fate of an individual but the portrait of a group. The film shows the everyday life of blind people, their clash with sighted people, and small mean things on both sides. The Best Way is read out by a computer voice and composed from a variety of anecdotes taken from the experiences of blind people. It uses black humour to tell a tale about their daily lives.
THE GLOBE COLLECTOR
Australia, 2012, documentary, 7 minutes
Director: Summer DeRoche
This short documentary takes us into a world where a passion for electronics is all-consuming and a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome is nothing more than a label. Andrew Pullen collects light globes. He has well over 10,000 of them in one of the world’s largest private collections. This is the story of one man’s lonely quest to protect a part of our technological history that is fast being forgotten.
LOVE AND INDEPENDENCE IN EAST PROVIDENCE
USA, 2014, documentary, 11 minutes
Director: Kassie Bracken
Lori Sousa knew Peter Maxmean was her soulmate from the moment when they first met. Now they are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community.
SOUNDS FOR MAZIN
GELUIDEN VOOR MAZIN, The Netherlands, 2012, documentary, 19 minutes
Director: Ingrid Kamerling
Mazin is deaf and will receive an operation that will make him hear. He is looking forward to it, but it also scares him. What if there will be complications, like with his friend Kateline? And how will all these new sounds change his life?
CRIES AND DISTURBS THE OTHERS
GRÅTER OCH STÖR DE ANDRA, Sweden, 2006, documentary, 11 minutes
Director: Johanna Bernhardson
In 1932, Linnea Carlsson disappeared from the family farm. When she returned, thirty years later, she was a different person. What had happened to her? Cries and Disturbs the Others is a short documentary about normality, painful memories and ‘’madness’’.
EL VIAJE DE MARIA, Spain, 2010, animation, 6 minutes
Director: Miguel Gallardo
To develop a better awareness about autism in society, the Orange Foundation produced Maria’s Journey, a short film by artist Miguel Gallardo, the father of an autistic daughter. Maria’s Journey is a short excursion into the inner world of an adolescent who has autism, a journey full of colour, love, creativity and originality, beginning with the understanding of her parents who see their daughter behaving differently before getting confirmation of the diagnosis: autism.
Australia, 2012, fiction, 13 minutes
Directors: Genevieve Clay-Smith, Robin Bryan
Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for at an interview at a prestigious law firm. An insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter, and the chance to change the lives of a father and son. So far The Interviewer has won 30 international awards and has been screened at over 40 international film festivals, bringing messages of social inclusion to audiences all over the world. The 2012 inclusive film saw 12 people with an intellectual disability from the Bus Stop Film workshops gain work experience and mentorship on set, helping conceive and develop the film through workshops.
The project is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland and Druga violina.
Organisation: Kino Šiška in coproduction with the Kraken Association.