Educating Change

When we read that Australians living with a disability were most likely to live in poverty than any other OECD country we were appalled. How could a country so rich allow this to happen to its own?

Thankfully that report ignited change and today we have Disability Care. But providing care is one thing, changing how we view disability is another. When we set out to make SONS & mothers we were committed to changing people’s perceptions. When we watch the film we think we have done that.

This month we are launching SONS & mothers at the Adelaide Film Festival and we will soon find out how close we have come.

When you have entrenched views about something it can be hard to change that. Especially when you are older and it is a view you have held for most of your life. But the younger you are the easier it is. That’s why we are passionate about educating young people about the work of the Men’s Ensemble and SONS & mothers.

During our three week season at the Trak cinema we are  offering a special ‘schools season’. This gives schools the opportunity to see the film just after having experienced the stage show.

Coupled with this is our newly launched Study Guide created by ATOM. This gives teachers and students the chance to look at the work in a holistic way, from inception to the end piece.

Our study guide explores the creative process as well as views on disability.

You can find out more about our screenings here.