FILM SCREENING “INTERCULTURALISM-IDENTITY”
Disability as a living condition is presented through 6 films from different countries and viewers are asked to understand the "intercultural identity" of the disabled. Starting in France with Jason Carter's film "Being Haddie" we meet Haddie, a Liberian-American with cerebral palsy and then move on to the Philippines and Arjanmar Rebeta's film "Wingchair" where the wheelchair becomes a wing for him to achieve his dream. In Iran, with Ali Reza's film "Asak", an 80-year-old blind man from the south has the gifted power to tell dreams. His love for nature and his talent in pottery help him make a living. Another everyday life is presented on another continent, in another country. In Rwanda with Fisca Jean Paul's film "Mugisha - Blessing" a couple with deafness and hearing loss, having a son named Mugisha, which means blessing in the Kinyarwanda dialect, introduces us to their daily lives. Then from Russia, we have Marina Zabelina's film "God loves Porkh", which refers to the difficult conditions of children with disabilities in the Russian provincial city of Porkhov, who are deprived of their future rights. Finally, in Antonio Spano's film "The silent chaos", the leading rebel forces, after the bloody Congolese civil war, consider different people as a threat. This is the story of those who have no voice and no hope, but continue fighting for their own dignity.