Transform is a genuine expansion of the way disability is represented on film. Filmmaker Ishida Tomoya is a young disabled man and a wheelchair user who documents his own adventures with choreographer Osamu Jareo. Osamu runs a dance theatre which encourages people with different disabilities to explore their own range of movement and expression. Ishida then turns the camera on some of his classmates to discuss their experiences and the challenges facing them in society. As he puts it, ‘My only handicap could be no experience in filmmaking’, but he even turns that to his advantage.

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Transform film poster