Re-visiting the site of the protest
Meet the Coventry man who demonstrated naked in his wheelchair to protest about charges for services for the disabled.
In this video, called “In A Wig and a Wheelchair” we meet a protestor who demonstrated about charges for services for the disabled in Coventry.
He stripped naked and sat astride his chair outside the council house, like a modern day Lady Godiva.
One of the service users being charged
The video, filmed and edited by Sarah Zujans and John Simpson, was created on the Herbert Media Sent 2 Coventry New Talent development & broadcast Project.
In the film, they uncover press reaction, explore the issues faced by disabled service users and re-visit the spirit of rebellion inspired by the very first naked tax-protestor, Coventry’s Lady Godiva.
last updated: 06/06/2008 at 12:29