Positions, policies and portrayals of deafblindness: film screening of Whirlpool
Join us for a screening of the award-winning short film Whirlpool, on the life of Helen Keller. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on deafblindness today.
- Kate Baxter and Elizabeth Dixon (creators of Whirlpool): making Whirlpool and portrayals of deafblindness in the media
- Morgon Banks (Research Fellow, LSHTM): results from the “2018 Global Report on Deafblindness”, including data from 22 countries on the situation of people with deafblindness
- Alison Marshall (Director, Sense International): service provisions for people with deafblindness in resource-constrained settings
About the seminar:
Helen Keller, who became deafblind as an infant, is one of the most well-known civil rights and disability activists. Whirlpool is a short film about her life, which has won over 10 awards including the RIFA 2017 Inspiration Award at BAFTA and has qualified for the 2019 Academy Award live-action short category. After screening the film, panellists will discuss the situation of deafblindness today, combing perspectives from academia, media and non-profit sectors. Panellists include: the directors, producers, writers and actress of Whirlpool, Kate Baxter and Elizabeth Dixon; Alison Marshall, the Director of Sense International (www.senseinternational.org.uk), the leading global charity supporting people with deafblindness; and Morgon Banks, a researcher with the International Centre for Evidence in Disability and a contributor to the “2018 Global Report on Deafblindness”.
Registration is not required. If coming from outside the school, please sign in at reception when you arrive, and a member from ICED will be waiting in the foyer to accompany you to the theatre.
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For more information about the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED), including the full schedule of seminars in the series, please see our website at: http://disabilitycentre.lshtm.ac.uk/