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Tuesday, 9th Feb 2021
Contact: ASID Secretariat
Phone: 1800 644 741
Attend a Virtual Screening plus online Q&A with the filmmaker
Date: Tuesday February 9th 2021
Time: 5:30pm (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne)
Cost: $15 non member / ASID Members - no charge
Q & A with Filmmaker: 6:40pm - 7:15 (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne)
Filmmaker Amanda Lukoff grew up advocating for her sister Gabrielle, especially whenever she heard the word retard(ed). Her sister has Down syndrome.
THE R-WORD looks into the long-reaching history and lasting implications of derogatory language used to describe people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through animation sequences, the personal narrative of four sibling stories, and the first-person accounts of self-advocates, a nuanced perspective of the challenges and triumphs of people living with an intellectual disability is explored.
Watch the trailer https://www.therwordfilm.com/
The link to access the film will be sent closer to the date.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no recordings of this event, if you cannot attend your registration fee is non-refundable.