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Push Me Unlimited
Please note: this season finished in Dec 2012
Extraordinary art in extraordinary moments: here we present all 24 of the PUSH ME films as we count down to International Day of People with Disability on Mon 3 Dec when we will screen the theatrical premiere of Total Permission. This ground-breaking documentary, directed by Bristol-based John Durrant, brings together the 12 ambitious projects from 12 extraordinary artists who pushed the boundaries beyond what many may have thought possible, to perform at the Unlimited Festival, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, that celebrated the work of deaf and disabled artists.
Epic in scale and substance each of these films is packed into just 90 seconds: watch them to find out how the artists are pushing themselves and see how what they are creating is pushing others. The films capture some truly extraordinary scenes: coral, fish and a woman in a wheelchair underwater. Laughing at the idea of being inspirational. Sirens being orchestrated into music. A connection forming across continents through the understanding of what it really means to be alive.
Watch them all here in one go or come back each day to watch a different one and then join us on Mon 3 Dec at 18:30 for the theatrial premiere of Total Permission and Q&A with Bristol-based director John Durrant, who will be in conversation with curators of Push Me Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall.
Ruth Mackenzie, Director, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival says:
"I was honoured to chair the panel of artists and producers who awarded the Unlimited commissions to the great disabled and deaf artists from the UK, collaborating with artists from round the world. The panel, the funding partners but above all, the artists themselves have shown that the Unlimited programme is a game changer for disabled and deaf artists - for audiences, for festivals, for funders and future Paralympic Games, the bar is now at a new high and the challenge is to go higher still".
Shown in Push Me Unlimited
All This Mayhem
In the late 1980s, two brothers from the wrong side of the track turned up at a Melbourne skate park - and astonished spectators with their acrobatic feats. A taste life in the ultra-fast lane.
A sumptuous testament to the enduring power of love, this follows Friedrich (Richard Madden), a graduate of humble origins, who meets Lotte (Rebecca Hall) in pre-War Germany.