FILM SCEENING "IDENTITIES- OTHERNESS"
Most people seek and pursue via otherness their own identity; an identity that is often challenged or even insulted. From Italy, Antonio Spano’s movie entitled “Inner me” presents us the tough reality lived by a deaf woman, the reality ofa woman born in a society that is full of discriminations towards both women and persons with disability. The movie “Solo” by Feyzi Baran comes from Turkey and call us to follow Rushen’s adventure in a dystopic world where normality redefined; we see a world where only persons with visual impairment can read and only persons with hearing impairment can listen to music. At the end of “Solo”, we come to wonder what normality really means. Luis dos Santos, from Brazil, brings us the documentary entitled “Movement”. “Movement” takes place in Sao Paulo and presents us the daily life of a deaf person while interacting with the other, non-deaf, members of his familywith a focus on the ways and means they all use for communicating with each other.
The next two movies come from United Kingdom. The first one entitled “The secret life” produced by Ray Jacobs and the second one entitled “Born to dance with an extra chromosome” produced by Nikolay Nikolov. “The secret life” has to do with Tom’s concerns tight to a secret he holds in his heart. Tom’s secret life is, in fact, a story of a “magical realism”, a story that we all must see and share out. The movie “Born to dance with an extra chromosome” presents us the transformation of four drag artists with Down Syndrome while they get prepared for their forthcoming show in East London. The section ends with Madalena Silvia Carlos’s movie, from Portugal, entitled “With my face”. “With my face” is a short duration documentary regarding the life of four women which all have a rare syndrome; those four women’s life-stories, words and experiences manage to abrogate stigmatization, discriminations and prejudice set by the society.