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In December, Aurora is holding the magnifying lens up to the achievements of Australians living with a disability. Kicking off on International Day of People With Disability (Dec 3rd), Access Aurora is a month-long collection of programs made for and made by people with disabilities. First cab off the rank is the Focus on Ability Short Film Competition. With over 180 entrants sharing in $90,000 worth of prizes, this round-up of all the action features a selection of the best films, as well as interviews with the judges and filmmakers, including John Orcsik, Bill Hughes, David Cameron, Di Drew and competition ambassador Paula Duncan.
Day two of Access Aurora sees the premiere of UnBard, a Sunnyfield initiative hosted by award-winning performance artist Liam Benson. UnBard showcases drama, music, dance and multimedia projects created by people with a disability through collaborations with professional and emerging artists.
Next up is Wallara TV – a celebration of the lives of the 19% of Australians who live with a disability, and an examination of the ways in which they defy their limitations in pursuit of their dreams. The Wallara TV team post stories on their YouTube channel and use the feedback from families, staff and friends to select the best stories to package into a 30 minute TV show.
The final piece of the Access Aurora line-up is No Limits – a topical, magazine-style show produced and presented by people with disabilities. Bringing the world of disability into people’s lounge rooms in an informative and entertaining way, No Limits proves that people with disabilities are proud, defiant and capable of great contribution to an inclusive society. Challenging stereotypical representations, No Limits does not shy away from difficult issues, and revels in the discussion of all things controversial.