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The screening will include subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss.

A polemical and probing essay film on the media representation of disablement. Made by the renowned experimental filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin, Face of Our Fear was originally broadcast in 1992 as part of Channel 4’s ‘Disabling World’ season. Rich in archival material and expansive in its scope, the film examines the historical narratives and attitudes that have perpetuated through images of disability, with sources ranging from Classical antiquity, and the Middle Ages, to 19th century literature and Hollywood cinema. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Screening as part of Disability Futures, presented by LIFF 2022 and the University of Leeds, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Disability Futures is also presented in partnership with injury and litigation specialist law firm Stewarts.