Even though India is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which guarantees the right to creative and artistic expression, it has done little to support its disabled citizens as creative contributors to society.
We Make Film, the documentary, delves into the stories of film and video-makers with disabilities. Set in urban contemporary India, the film highlights social attitudes to disability and filmmaking. It also shows the inaccessibility of film and video technology, barriers to film consumption and education, and how the filmmakers find ways to articulate their creative vision.
The recce and research process was completed in August 2017. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign gave us just about enough to complete a major section of the shoot between April and June 2018. You can view the crowdfunding trailer and download the accessible written description and transcript for the trailer here.
We Make Film has already started going places!
Summer 2021 has been huge for We Make Film! The edit and post-production was completed earlier in 2021 and the film had its World Premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in August! We Make Film also debuted its impact campaign journey with seven other amazing projects at Good Pitch Deccan in the same month!
Contact the director to back the impact campaign phase and help amplify the d/Deaf and disabled filmmakers’ unique stories and work to the world! Share this project with your family and friends, Like the film on Facebook, Follow it on Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on the research and film project.