Accsex: Movie screening and discussion

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Accsex: Movie screening and discussion

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 - 14:30 to 17:30
LG11, David Hume Tower
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Disability Research Edinburgh (DRE) invites you for a film screening and open discussion of the documentary Accsex, a warmhearted documentary about sexuality and disability. The film takes place in India, New Dheli and shares with us the story of four protagonists (see synopsis below). We will have an open discussion with the film maker Shweta Ghosh after the film screening. Food and refreshments will be provided. The whole event is for free.

Synopsis:

Beautiful. Ugly. Complete. Incomplete. Able. Disabled.

Within stifling dichotomies of normal and abnormal, lie millions of women, negotiating with their identities. This film explores notions of beauty, the ‘ideal body’ and sexuality through four storytellers; four women who happen to be persons with disability.Through the lives of Natasha, Sonali, Kanti and Abha, this film brings to fore questions of acceptance, confidence and resistance to the normative. As it turns out, these questions are not too removed from everyday realities of several others, deemed ‘imperfect’ and ‘monstrous’ for not fitting in.

Accsex traces the journey of the storytellers as they reclaim agency and the right to unapologetic confidence, sexual expression and happiness.

 

The room is accessible to wheelchair users. For full information about access to the film screening see here . The film will have subtitles and closed captions.

Please contact us if you have any further accessibility requirements.