All Eyes on Us

All Eyes on Us

During the opening ceremony of the London 2012, Paralympic Games, Stephen Hawing told an audience of millions to look to the stars. When they looked up they saw an entire cast of disabled performers high in the sky on trapezes, ropes and perched upon gravity-defying poles.

All Eyes On Us tells the story of the making of this spectacular ceremony through the inspiring stories of four of the performers who took part.

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 and questions whether the Paralympics really did make a difference to how we perceive disability. 

'a truly beautiful film that captures the spirit of the whole thing. It is an honest testimony of the journey the four performers went on'
Jenny Sealey, Co-Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games

Read a review of the film here

Watch the full film with subtitles here

Voice Over by Mat Fraser
Interviewer - Jacqui Adeniji-Williams

Producer / Director - Eelyn Lee
Executive Producer - Steve Moffitt
Cinematography - Winstan Whitter
Editors - Francis MG & Ollie Mockford
Music - Francis MG 
Camera Operators - Muzzammil Hashmi & Sandy Abdelrahman
Sounds Recordists - Shajna Begum & Jonelle Williams

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