Monday, 23 November 2009

24 hours, ignorance

that blog was a bit mean tired and defensive, i'm going to write it right now...

1 comment:

Andrew said...

I liked this post, as I like most of these posts.
I think you're right, that discrimination is fed by ignorance, if that's what you're saying.
Personally, I don't think I've ever met a learning disabled individual before, but I have met an individual with Asperger's, a form of autism, before, and several times after. Still see him around, always invite him round for an admittedly difficult chat.
I told you about the 'See Me' campaign before, but you sidelined it to mental ill-health and wanted to keep yourselves separate.
What is basically being sold however is a concept. To see the person, not the illness/disability.
I think that concept is in tune with what you are trying to achieve. They might not be able to fund you, but you could learn a few things from their marketing directors I'm sure.
The fact is NOONE has made a film about this before. I think you are the first. Whatever you do with it, you can't really go wrong. I'm sure it will be unique, and personal, and different, that distributors will be lining up for it come show time. Because noone can guess the market. The market needs something new, all the time. My arthouse cinema lot? They'd fucking love it and embrace it, I know that.
Keep going Kate, happy trails.