A program of short films reflecting the lived experiences of people with a disability will mark the international day in Euroa this month.
The Bardic Studio’s Access All Areas Film Festival will celebrate the 10th International Day of People with a Disability on Wednesday, November 29, ahead of the day on December 3.
With screenings running in cinemas across the country from this month until April next year, the event is free and will be featured in an accessible format, including open captions, audio descriptions and sensory screening kits.
Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said the film festival screening was a great opportunity for communities to have an impact on broader social issues.
‘‘These screenings are about giving a voice to people living with a disability and promoting consideration for their needs,’’ Cr McLaren said.
‘‘Removing barriers to access is crucial to ensuring people feel welcome and included in our communities.’’
This year’s International Day of People with a Disability will have the theme ‘‘leave no-one behind’’ and the event will also feature something for children.
The children’s program, which begins at 11am, will include 10 films made by children and some will reflect the lived experience of children with a disability.
The Access All Areas Film Festival will be at the Euroa Community Cinema on Wednesday, November 29, at 11am and 2pm.
RSVP and provide details of your accessibility needs to council on 1800065993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help determine the accessible features included in the screening.