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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

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.

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