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Just Listen - Learning Disabilities

Synopsis
Three people who have learning disabilities talk about how they have learnt to live with them and to overcome the prejudices they encountered. The message is that society needs to change.
Series
Just Listen, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Education; Psychology
Keywords
dyslexia; equality of opportunity; learning disabilities; prejudice

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
26 minutes
Year
2012

Sections

Title
Race and Religion: Ibraham and Clair
Synopsis
Ibraham’s story of personal tragedy dispels many of the myths that exist about refugees and asylum seekers.
Clair, a British Muslim, tells how lack of understanding leads to prejudice towards other religions, particularly Islam.
Duration
12 mins

Title
Disability: Linda
Synopsis
How other people regard those with a disability. Linda is a wheelchair user and talks about how people treat her and other disabled people differently. We see examples from her perspective, giving viewers an insight into Linda’s world and the difficulties disabled people have to face.
Duration
13 mins

Title
Gender and Sexuality: Alice and Mick
Synopsis
A transvestite and a gay man talk about prejudice they have encountered. Alice, a transvestite, describes how transgendered people have to live with abuse and ridicule. Mick is gay and has been attacked because of "what he is". He talks about the stress that hiding your true identity brings.
Duration
10 mins

Production Company

Name

Alpha Films

Email
info@alphafilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.alphafilms.co.uk/index.htm External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 328283
Fax
01473 328283
Address
16 Reade Road
Holbrook
Ipswich
IP9 2QL

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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