“Society has no idea about what you can achieve actors with disabilities”. In St. Petersburg hosted the festival “Cinema without barriers”

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«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

On 24 and 25 November St. Petersburg hosted the festival “Cinema without barriers”. The festival not only were the screenings of non-stop, but also held meetings with filmmakers, master classes on direction and acting, debate. The main goal of the festival, which was set by the organizers, is to touch people for a living and change them, breaking the imposed stereotypes against people with disabilities.

At a press conference organizers – representatives of Regional public organization of people with disabilities “Perspectiva” and the charity Fund “System” together with the actors and Director told the journalists about the history of the festival and an important mission, “Cinema without barriers”.

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

Denise rose, Director of the festival, Chairman of “Perspective”: “a film Festival 2002 held in Moscow. For 15 years the festival has come a long way: if earlier it was interested only to a narrow group of people today in the audience – people of all ages, representatives of different professions. Every time at the film Festival we are convinced: the art is the best way to break stereotypes and attract the audience’s attention to important issues. Over the years, there are more people who are involved, experience, not to remain indifferent”.

19 best pictures of the people with disabilities, including the winners of the VIII international film Festival “Cinema without barriers”: “Patrick’s Day” (Ireland) “At eye level” (Germany), “My wild heart” (United Kingdom); the popular “1+1” (France); recently published in wide release “Pineapple” (Russia), etc. every day the festival opened children’s program: after all, children will create a future society based on the principles of inclusion.

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

“When I was first invited to take part in the Festival, I wanted to hug, afraid that I’ll cry over movies parties. But in the end I was laughing, surprised, angry and worried along with the characters, – says Irina Bezrukova. And I realized: it is simply a wonderful movie about an interesting and strong people, and this event should definitely attend. Well, this year the festival takes place in St. Petersburg, and I am particularly pleased that we meet at the Studio “ORK” – at the place where the movie”.

According to the Director of social projects of the charity Fund “System” Irina Beregovoy, one of the organizer of the festival: “Such projects are necessary in order to create a sociocultural environment in which each person, regardless of their features could feel like a participant, a spectator and a Creator of a new cultural reality.”

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

To discuss the film with its Creator or performer of the title role – an opportunity that gives the viewer more than the movie. Special guests from Belgium, the UK, Ireland, actors and Directors of the films participating in the film festival opened some secrets and share stories from filming.

Ray Jacobs, Director: “I am the Director inclusive of a Studio where we make films with people with disabilities. As a result of simple manipulations in the process of performance, which we have, these people learn to Express themselves and to feel its power. Society has no idea about what you can achieve actors with disabilities, and we are destroying these stereotypes, proving that anything is possible, allow people to feel in the theater as the house and unleash your talent.”

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

Film festival “Cinema without barriers” — is not only screenings, meetings, this is an excellent platform to discuss issues of inclusion in culture, education and other areas.

Nikolay] the head of the administration of Primorsky district of St. Petersburg: “Cinema without barriers” – a significant event in the life of St. Petersburg, we are pleased that the festival held in our town.”

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

November 25, the solemn closing of the International film festival about life of people with disabilities in St. Petersburg. Guests from all over Russia and words of gratitude were evidence to the fact that the inhabitants server the capital will remember, “Cinema without barriers”.

“It is felt that the occasion is organized from the heart, sincerely and honestly, and not for show. Thank you to the organizers of the “Cinema without barriers”! I hope such events will be held in St. Petersburg more often,” – said one of the spectators Dmitry.

«Общество не догадывается о том, чего могут достичь актеры с инвалидностью». В Петербурге прошел фестиваль «Кино без барьеров»

Photo: Sergei Artemiev

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