Nina Muehlemann from Disability Arts Online attended the premiere screening of ALL EYES ON US at the East End Film Festival. She had also attended the preview screening back in March and writes of the film,
The 30 minutes of the documentary are packed with emotion, beautiful images and interesting insights into the performers’ lives. The film perfectly captures the spirit of London 2012 from the point of view of four very different disabled people.
Although it tells personal stories, ‘All Eyes On Us’ never feels intrusive, and during both screenings, all people involved confirm that the filming was a supportive experience. Director Eelyn Lee, says that to her, crossing the boundary from the outside into the Olympic Park was an important moment, and that, although the film had a big production crew, she felt a very strong bond with everyone. It reflects in the way the documentary captures the bond between the Paralympic performers.
READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE
Pleased to announce that All Eyes on Us, a 26' documentary about the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games will have it's world premiere public screening at this year's East End Film Festival. Last summer Eelyn Lee and her crew of local young filmmakers were granted unique access to rehearsals taking place in secret locations around East London. The film captures the spirit of an Olympic summer through the experiences of four inspiring performers.
'The East End Film Festival is the perfect place to premiere our film which is a story about the world's eyes all focussing on a major event in East London.' Eelyn Lee
The film will screen at the Rio cinema in Dalston on Sunday 30th June at 1.30pm. For ticket info click here. Watch the trailer above and get updates on the Facebook page. Watch the subtitled version here.
For more details about All Eyes on Us which was commissioned by A New Direction see our project page or check the film's website.
Life and Deaf will screen at 'CYCLOP' as part of the 2nd International Videopoetry Festival in Kiev, Ukraine on 17th / 18th November. The festival programmers have selected the Best of Berlin's Zebra Poetry Film Festival so we're pleased that the film will be reaching even wider audiences across the globe.
Our short film poem Life & Deaf, directed by Eelyn Lee has been selected for this year's 6th Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. From almost 900 entries only 30 films have been chosen for the competition selection so we're very excited to be attending the festival which runs from 18th - 21st October. Some of the young deaf Londoners who were involved in the film will also be attending so we look forward to representing the Poetry Filmmaking Team GB.
Life and Deaf was commissioned by the Life and Deaf Association and has so far been premiered at The South Bank Centre and extracts featured on BBC's See Hear. The film will go live online later this year.
Photo Adrian Mealing
We are very excited that South Yorkshire poet and football fan Ian McMillan has offered to write a poem for our promo film about FURD - Football Unites Racism Divides. Ian who presents the flagship Radio 3 programme, The Verb is an ambassador for the Sheffield charity and a supporter of the great work FURD have been doing over the last 15 years.
Everyone working on the film is giving their time voluntarily as part of the Media Trust's Untold Stories initiative. The film will be released in the Spring.