Cause Artist: How Social Change-Makers Are Creating A Better World Through Inclusive Film-Making

Inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life is critical.

I have been thinking about this a lot lately, as I am currently living in Cambodia where ‘disability’ is still very taboo. Many people have limited understandings of what different disabilities are, why they happen, what it means for the person and their family, but also what people with disabilities are capable of.

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Screen NSW: Genevieve Clay-Smith smashes one dimensional portrayals of intellectual disabilities with her new film Kill Off staring American Horror Story’s Jamie Brewer

Genevieve Clay-Smith is a millennial with a career that spans the film industry, not-for-profit industry and advertising. She’s a business owner, mentor and an award-winning writer/director, with work showcased nationally and internationally including the United Nations. Her new film, Kill Off, screening at Flickerfest this month stars Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story) as Sonja, a woman with an intellectual disability who forms an unlikely friendship with a Sudanese refugee through their mutual love of KRUMP.

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2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow

Ten artists from across Australia have been named as Sidney Myer Creative Fellows for 2017. `Each Fellow will receive an unrestricted grant of $160,000. The Fellowships are not tied to any specific outcome but provide an income over a two-year period to give the recipient the freedom to develop their creative practice without financial pressure.

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