Weird and Wonderful a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s until today. Why did people with disabilities rise up and start complaining about their lot? Who were the leaders of this rights movement and how did they get this message out?
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Why is this story so unique
Disability rights is possibly the last minority revolt following on from the women’s movement, the civil rights movement in the US, the indigenous rights movements in countries like Australia and the gay right movement.
Unlike other rights movements, it’s one that any of us can join at any time by virtue of accident or illness, and yet so far this story has barely be seen as worthy of attention… certainly never in Australia.
Filmmaker Sarah Barton has been working on this documentary for more than four years and is now in the editing phase. Earlier this year we raised $25,000 from crowd funding via Pozible.com which has enabled us to do a full length edit of the film. We are now seeking $35,000 to complete the film and are still aiming for a completion date early in 2014.