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Simon Stevens (guest blogger) | 00:00 UK time, Thursday, 13 October 2005

Coming soon to London's National Film Theatre is the 7th Disability Film Festival, between 30 November and 4 December. This 5-day event will showcase some of the disability-related films and televisual media around at the moment.

The festival kicks off on the 30th at 6.30pm with a screening of Dancer, described as: "a sparkling song and dance epic of sibling rivalry starring the incomparable Kuty, India's one-legged dance sensation.".

Over the following days, a wide variety of films will be shown, including Nightmare On Old Street about a wheelchair soccer team, Back to Bombay, exploring issues of deafness in India, and What Do Stick People Wear Under Their Clothes? - a 2-minute short which aims to give the "definitive answer to this burning question".

The event ends with the screening of US box office hit Murderball, about "the story of a group of world-class athletes and their journey from the gyms of middle America to the Athens Olympics.".

If you're going, maybe I'll see you there.

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  • At 12:00 AM on 13 Oct 2005, BlindMattitude wrote:


It sounds like a good event so I hope you enjoy it - I cannot go myself as for one thing its too expensive to go to London, and for another, I will probably be training in my town with my new guide dog that I get in a couple of weeks (I cannot wait!) - make sure to tell us after (via the message board?) what you think of it!

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