Just Be Frank, a documentary about me, directed by Elise Bialylew, has been selected to be presented as part of the United Nations Disability Conference on July 18, 2013. Frank Senior will be a featured guest speaker at the event. Read more below.
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The Other Film Festival (Australia) presents an international screening program of short films about the lived experience of disability. Screening introduced by festival director, Rick Randall.
When: 6:15pm to 7:45pm, Thursday, July 18, 2013
Where: Main Conference Room (Room 4)
United Nations Headquarters, NYC
Entrance is located at 46th Street and 1st Avenue
Access: Films are Open Captioned/Subtitled and Audio Described in English.
Discussion will be ASL and ISL interpreted, and live captioned (CART).
Booking: RSVP by Thursday 11 July essential!
You must email your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org
You must bring photo ID to gain entry to the United Nations building.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
ABOUT THE SCREENING
For the first time at the United Nations, The Other Film Festival will screen a selection of powerful short films about disability from around the world at the Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The films selected reflect the lives and diverse experiences of people with disabilities. The best thing about these films is that they are intelligent, well-crafted, compelling storytelling.
People with a disability aspire to participate in screen culture as both storytellers, actors, filmmakers and audience members. However, they rarely see the experience of disability represented in a compelling and authentic manner on our screens. The vision of The Other Film Festival is to ensure that all people with a disability are offered equal opportunities to participate fully in the cultural life of the community. Participation is empowerment.
DEAF MUGGER (UK, Dir: William Mager)
A Deaf mugger takes his sign interpreter along so his victims understand they are being mugged.
10:4 (UK, Dir: Guy Natanel)
Exploring one man’s blindness through the textures, colours and sounds that surround him
AUSTISTIC DISSONANCE (Canada, Dir: Eric Bent)
A young animator’s often confusing experiences of growing up with autism.
BEAUTIFUL (Australia, Dir: Genevieve Clay-Smith)
Two people with intellectual disabilities navigate the challenges that surround them when their relationship is on public display.
SUNNY BOY (UK, Dir: Jane Gull)
Danny has a rare, photo-sensitive skin condition but he is willing to risk everything to be a regular teenager.
JUST BE FRANK (Australia, Dir: Elise Bialylew)
Blind jazz singer, Frank Senior adjusts from using a cane to training his new guide dog, Kew, on the streets of New York.
Other Film Festivals
Just Be Frank has also been screened in the following film festivals:
2010 Harlem International Film Festival
2011 Aspen Shortsfest
2011 Gold Coast International Film Festival
2011 Palm Springs International Shortfest
2012 Melbourne, Australia – The Other Film Festival