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May 25, 2022, by Emma

Disability Recognition Month – staff and student film suggestions

Throughout May 2022, the University of Nottingham has been celebrating Disability Recognition Month. 

In Libraries, we are hosting a free screening of the BBC Drama, Then Barbara Met Alan on Wednesday 25 May at 2pm.

The film tells the untold love story of two cabaret performers, Barbara and Alan who meet at a gig, fall in love, and become the driving force behind an unprecedented campaign of direct action that ultimately led to the passing of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.  Book for the screening

Film suggestions

During the planning of the event, we asked students and staff to share their suggestions of films which explore topics related to disability. Suggestions received so far from the university community include:

  • Crip Camp
  • The Fundamentals of Caring
  • Finding Nemo
  • Inside I’m Dancing
  • The Intouchables
  • Life, Animated
  • Loop (short film)
  • Notes on Blindness
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Rising Phoenix
  • Shine
  • Sound of Metal
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Do you have a recommendation? Let us know in the comments.

Whilst many of the titles are available through services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, you can access a wide range of TV shows and films through University-provided services such as Box of Broadcasts.

Book suggestions

This Disability Recognition Month we’re also asking staff and students to share their recommendations of works that explore disability to expand our reading list and to help us to develop our collections.

If you have a favourite read that touches on issues surrounding disability, we want to hear from you. It can be anything, from memoirs and poetry to essays and works of fiction, share your recommendations through our book suggestion form.

Recommendations already received include The Anxiety Sisters’ Survival Guide and The Reason I Jump.

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