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Southwark Film Festival Celebrates Disability

National charity Leonard Cheshire Disability championed inclusion and diversity at the Ability Media Centre in Southwark, London, during its first disability film festival last week.

Clockwise from top left: Jane Fletcher (Leonard Cheshire Disability), Benjamin Richards (Apothecary Films), Clare Pelham (Leonard Cheshire Disability), Matúš Ježo and Veve Ježová.

More than 120 people attended the screening of two documentary films; Divadlo Bez Domova by Benjamin Richards and the Special Olympics by Axess Films.

Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Director of Innovative Projects, Jane Fletcher, said: “I am always excited to meet filmmakers who are committed to overcoming the odds to make their movie succeed. It is a particular honour to screen these two productions at the first Ability Media Film Festival here in Southwark.

“Both these pieces of work are an inspiring testament to how disabled people make the world a more inclusive and better place,” she added.

 

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