It’s easy to talk diversity when we really mean cultural variety. It is a lot tougher when the discussion is around people with disabilities, who all too often are told to sit down, shut up and be thankful. There is huge rage behind that enforced idleness, the objectification and dismissal.
The Sit Down Shutup & Watch Film and New Media Festival has been running biennially since 2014, led by a group of South Australian creators with learning disability. Each time they come back the movement is stronger with more projects from a unique space, curated from around the world.