Defiant Lives

Written by Sarah Barton
Produced by Sarah Barton and Liz Burke
Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria, Screen Australia, City of Melbourne, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Victorian Government Office For Disability, The Trasnport Accident Commission
In post production - contact us for further details.

Documenting the rise and fight of the disability rights movement both in Australia and in the UK and USA this film looks at how activists around the world helped to free their people from incarceration in institutions and came to a new understanding of disability by reframing it as a problem of society rather than a problem existing within individuals.  The film is filled with rare archival imagery and teases out a nuanced little known story about how disabled people have literally changed the world we live in.

This film was formerly known as Weird and Wonderful.

2015 Defiant lives captioned trailer from Sarah Barton on Vimeo.

Defiant Lives is currently in post production and due for completion mid 2016.

Producer/ Director: Sarah Barton

Producer: Liz Burke

Editor: Rob Murphy