Is There Anybody Out There?

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In this deeply personal and disarmingly honest documentary, filmmaker Ella Glendining searches for individuals with the same rare disability as herself.

Born with no hip joints and short femurs, a condition so rare that there is little reliable information about it, Ella Glendining decides to go in search of people who can share their experience and feelings about having a body like hers. In doing so, she challenges lazy ableist assumptions, experiences a number of unexpected surprises and encounters people who look like her. With great warmth and an infectious joy for her body and life as it is, Glendining challenges us to question the way we see others, like and unlike ourselves. Is Anybody Out There? is a revelatory film that gently tugs at the viewer’s biases and looks to a day when inclusivity is no longer an ‘issue’.

This film has Audio Description available where an audio commentary of actions in the film, interspersed with dialogue, will be available through a headset that can be requested at the cinema.

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Is There Anybody Out There? + Conversation
Crucible Theatre
Extended Q&A with director Ella Glendining.
Is There Anybody Out There? + Q&A
The Light - Screen 6
Q&A with director Ella Glendining. Moderated by Mathy Selvakumaran

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