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Whose Voice Is It Anyway? Channel 4 Breakthrough Film

Richard_Scope
Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
edited November 2022 in Cerebral palsy
“Whose Voice Is It Anyway” is a darkly funny mockumentary, commissioned by Channel 4 Random Acts, through Little By Little Films, and was written and directed by Kate (who has lived experience of athetoid cerebral palsy).

It was filmed over the summer in North London and challenges perceptions of those with athetoid Cerebral Palsy and the parallel lives of two characters, one has the choice to communicate and the other does not.


Airing 17th of November at 00:05 am on Channel 4.

THIS FILM’S INTENTIONS

We want to show the power of having a voice when you have no speech: how having a communication aid can empower you, and how you are oppressed by not having access to a form of communication. 

We want to:

  • Tell a funny, dark and playful story on-screen, inspired by real life, and reveal what it means to be denied autonomy and your own voice.

  • Promote the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and get people talking about the subject of non-speaking people. 

  • Show the difference between the Social and Medical models of disability, which have profound day-to-day effects on our lives.

  • Make the point that not being able to speak doesn’t mean you have nothing to say

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing this with us @Richard_Scope. I can really hear the value and power behind this  <3
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope
    I missed the show do you know if I can watch catch up 

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  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    edited November 2022
    If you search for 'Random Acts' on All 4 @Globster, you should be able to find it :)

    You'll need an All 4 account to watch, let us know what you think if and when you do!
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  • Globster
    Globster Community member, Community Volunteer Host, CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 2,307 Disability Gamechanger
    @Alex_Scope Thank you I will follow the steps you have suggested  :)

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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck @Globster. Please feel free to let us know how it goes for you  :)
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  • hazmatrec
    hazmatrec Community member Posts: 4 Courageous
    oh, that was excellent. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you think so @hazmatrec :)
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