The Disabled

Season 1 Episode 39

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:00am 12:00 am

“Its almost as if the onus lies on us to be disability activists…its like saying only women should fight for women’s rights, only people with HIV/AIDS should be fighting for their rights…it is an issue of society. What concerns me most is when you have educated people or the closest people to you…spent time with you know the barriers, know the issues they still don’t get it sometimes and sometimes too many times”

From medical discrimination during the Apartheid Era to taxi violence, five otherly abled South Africans speak of their experiences of living with a disability. They speak of the social implications of being otherly abled in both their personal and public lives. They discuss relationships, employment, and their shared desire to see disability being acknowledged in society as an issue that contributes to an unequal society.

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Film Credits

Director: Jo Menell

Camera/Editor: Richard Mills

Sound: Ndumisano Sibidlana

Special Thanks: Artscape

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