Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Disability on screen

Over on the main Writers' Guild website Sophie Weaver reports from a seminar about writers and disability.
When it comes to content, at the crux of it all is the issue of representation and portrayal of disability. In response to the question of whether disability should be shown full on, or in the background, most felt that disability is never about one thing. Disability can be a catalyst for other issues within a storyline.

It was generally felt that although it would be great if disability could be shown incidentally, there is still a need to write specifically about disability in order for us to move forward towards disability being more mainstream. At present the industry is in a transitional stage trying to move forward.

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