This year’s program includes eight films and four cartoons dedicated to the different aspects of disability.
Films screened as part of the Breaking Down Barriers festival will be shown at Garage from November 11–14, 2016. This festival is unique for Russia, as not only does it show the challenges faced by people with disabilities, it also demonstrates true stories of their lives and their breaking down of barriers. The films screened at the festival prove that the most important thing is to see the human being in every person and not a person’s differences, including disability.
The aim of the festival is to draw society’s attention to the problems faced by people with disabilities and to show disabled people leading active lives, achieving their potential, and realizing opportunities.
The International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers has been held for fourteen years. In 2016 it takes place in Moscow at the Kosmos movie theater for the eighth time. This year, the films will also be screened at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Visitors to Garage will be able to watch films shot in different countries, and to talk to the directors and screenwriters to learn what inspired them to produce them. Films for children will be shown on Family Day, November 13. All events will be accessible to people with disabilities.