Fragments Festival: The Social Model

Fragments Festival: The Social Model

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The Social Model is a feature documentary looking at how disabled people are portrayed as victims, villains or martyrs in film and television and how able-bodied filmmakers and actors have exploited negative depictions of disability to win awards and gain stardom. The film examines the emerging grassroots disability film movement in the UK and how disabled people are fighting back against outdated and outmoded portrayals of disability. Featuring interviews with noted disabled academics, filmmakers and actors alongside examples of disability cinema from the disabled community and the mainstream this thought-provoking documentary poses questions to challenge the status quo in the film industry.

Fragments Festival is a celebration of inclusivity through film. Bringing together incredible cinema from around the world and shining a light on underrepresented stories and filmmakers, Fragments turns Genesis Cinema into a hub of international film, discussions, live music and special events between 7th - 15th June.