Events of the week

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Culturally challenged

What: To commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December annually, an online exhibition of photographs by Vijay S. Jodha shot in India and abroad featuring portraits of some of the world’s finest and most inspiring performing artists who happen to be physically challenged is being hosted. Titled ‘Born to Perform’, the project focuses on an aspect of disability that is largely ignored by media, policymakers, activists and even members of the ‘divyang’ community – Right to cultural resources. True inclusion can only happen when members of the community also enjoy equal access to all cultural resources. This means not only being able to witness and enjoy artistic and cultural activities but also the opportunity to participate in the making of art and culture. Featured artists include Aliènette Coldfire (finalist, France Has Got Talent), India’s classical dance troupe We Are One, Australian crooner Tony Dee – the voice of We’re The Superhumans campaign for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra – the world’s first disabled youth orchestra.

When: 23 November – 6 December

Where: Website of India International Centre

 

Journey of a woman

What: Renowned artist and sculptor, Sumita Chandani Rekhi, has launched her book, ‘Its Not Me’, a captivating fusion of prose and poetry which describes a woman’s journey across various stages of life. Gurgaon-based Rekhi is a known name in the art circuit, whose latest venture into writing is one-of-a-kind satires on the Indian woman’s journey. It depicts how a woman is at war with herself and searches her own elusive truth within the foundations of marriage, motherhood and social dilemmas and relationships. The book is written from a first-person narrative but speaks of many voices.

Where: Published by Allied Publisher Pvt  Ltd

 

Celebrating abilities

What: The festival of disability films organised in collaboration with We Care Film Fest and Brotherhood is back. Titled ‘Framing Abilities’, it features ten award-winning short documentaries from Burma, Japan, Lebanon, India, Iran, Italy and Trinidad and Tobago. The line-up includes Tiny Step, Question of Success and The Attitude from India. 

When: 23 – 29 November 

Where: Website of India International Centre

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