Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will host screenings of the 9th International Disability Film Festival "Breaking Down Barriers."
Screening contemporary films that explore various aspects of living with disability, the festival creates a platform for dialogue between communities, fostering discussion of stereotypes and other issues that hinder the integration of people with disabilities. Films selected for the festival share a humanist message and a desire to create a world without barriers.
This year’s program features works from Colombia, Iran, China, Slovenia, USA, and other countries. Screenings at Garage include Olivier Weber’s The Baikal Challenge about a group of blind and partially sighted travellers taking on the snowy Baikal Lake; Ballad from Tibet by Chinese director Wei Zhang, which sees blind and visually-impaired teenagers negotiating social barriers; Jacques Navarro-Rovira’s Let Us Dance about dance classes for persons with reduced mobility; and Linas Mikuta’s Dead Ears that looks at how deaf and hearing members of one family experience the world.
Along with film screenings, the program includes meetings with filmmakers.
All events are accessible to visitors with various disabilities.