ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto 2022

Love is Access/"Access Is Love": A Film Shorts Program

Expired May 29, 2022 9:00 PM
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#AccessIsLove is a movement created & led By Sandy Ho, Mia Mingus, and Alice Wong, inspired by Mia Mingus's keynote of the 2018 Disability Intersectionality Summit (Oct 2018), “Disability Justice is Simply Another Word for Love.”, that understands accessibility as an act of love, instead of a burden or an after-thought. 

 

This beautiful shorts program draws on themes of access and love, as Deaf and disabled people connect through care: For themselves, each other, and within community. 


On May 26 at 7:00 PM EST, we invite you to join us for our opening night event, Welcome to the Care Club, facilitated by members of the Community Resistance Intimacy Project (CRIP) Collective, including Dev Ramsawakh (podcaster, filmmaker, model), Kate Welsh (artist, activist and educator), and Midnight (social worker, researcher, and educator). This relaxed, virtual event will welcome festival attendees and filmmakers, sharing frameworks of care and giving us all the space to connect, create and be in community together. Together, we will ask: What is crip care? How can we hold space for ourselves and each other?


This virtual event will feature relaxed conversation and will be followed by an interactive art activity. It will take place on Zoom, and a link will be sent out to registrants.


A friendly reminder that this event has a "Come As You Are" policy - you are invited to engage with this program in whatever way works best for you. You are welcome to keep your cameras on or off, arrive late or leave early, eat, drink and manage pain or other symptoms with substances or any other strategies in the space. We ask that if you’re engaging with substances/medications, that you keep your camera off. We look forward to gathering and creating with you all!


The following access features will be available:

  • ASL Interpretation, CART


Co-Presenting Partner: CRIP Collective

Travelling, sneezing, writing and tweezing - Postcards From My Balcony follows blind writer Alex Bulmer when she returns from the UK in March 2020, as the pandemic first erupts. Sent into quarantine, feeling alone, she writes postcards - little big thoughts sent out to the world. With an impressionistic style, using sound, music, voice over and audio description embedded in the film, Postcards from my Balcony is a playful short story with an experimental feel.


Sensory warning: overlapping voiceovers, disorienting visuals.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Leah Cherniak, Alex Bulmer