International Day of Disabled Persons screening of Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Followed by Q&A with Director Len Collin, Professor Gerard Quinn (University of Leeds) and representatives from CHANGE, Leeds.

You are warmly invited to the International Day of Disabled Persons screening of Sanctuary, taking place at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds on3 December from 17.30.The screening has been organised by the Centre for Disability Studies (https://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/) and the Centre for Law & Social Justice (https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/research-centre-law-social-justice) at the University of Leeds.

Sanctuary is an award-winning film which follows the relationship between Larry and Sophie, two people with intellectual disabilities. Helped by their support worker, Tom, they escape from a day trip to the cinema to spend time together at a hotel. The film is a humorous and moving account of their relationship and the wider friendships in the group, and raises challenging questions about the role of the law and society in these relationships. The main cast are from the Blue Teapot Theatre Company, a theatre company based in Galway for people with intellectual disabilities.

You can find out more about the film here https://www.sanctuaryfilm.co.uk/.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Len Collin, alongside Professor Gerard Quinn from the Centre for Disability Studies/Centre for Law & Social Justice, and representatives from CHANGE. CHANGE is a learning disability rights charity based in Leeds.

The screening will be fully accessible with audio description and subtitles available. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements by emailing

lawmso@leeds.ac.uk
or calling

0113 343 8323

Please do join us for what is set to be a great evening of film and discussion.

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD (

Entry is free but donations are welcome on the door

Doors 5.30pm

Film- 6pm

Q&A- 7.30-8.15pm