“The Arts and Attitudes to Disability in Eastern Europe”
On 22 March 2013 BEARR held a half-day forum on this subject in conjunction with the academic consortium CEELBAS.
Irena Yasina, high-profile Russian journalist and disability campaigner
Denise Roza, Director of Perspektiva, which runs an annual disability film festival
Jose Alaniz (Seattle), on the portrayal of disability in the visual arts
Oliver Ready (Oxford), on mental disability in modern Russian literature
Claire Shaw (Bristol), on deafness in post-Soviet film
Artur Kocharyan (Konotop, UKraine), on understanding through art
For the report please click here.
And here is a link to a short film about disability, sent to us by Arkady Tyurin of “New Social Solutions” which produces a street newspaper inSt Petersburg, Russia, called Put Domoi (The Way Home). It was made within the project “Takoe Kino” (“Such Movie”) with the participation of disabled (blind and paralysed) people.