We Can Shine – From Institutions to Independence has been selected for screening in the “Breaking Down Barriers Disability Film Festival” in Russia.
Filmmaker Adrian Esposito has won an award at the Breaking Down Barriers Disability Film Festival as “best young documentary filmmaker.”
The 2010 festival was launched in October in Sochi, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, as part of the Cultural Olympiad “Year of Film.” The Sochi festival will be followed by a Moscow festival to take place in November. During 2010 and 2011 festivals will be held in regions throughout Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union.
In past festivals, the Breaking Down Barriers Disability Film Festival has screened more than 400 films from 30 countries. More than 7,000 people have attended Moscow’s festival and more than 15,000 people in 25 regions of Russia attended regional festivals. Festivals also took place in Armenia, the Kirgiz Republic, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Finally, Perspektiva (a Russian Disability NGO) and its partners continue to use these films to educate people in their communities about a wide variety of disability issues.
For continuing updates go to: http://festival-eng.perspektiva-inva.ru/