Around the world, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is commemorated on 3 December. The objective of the annual observance of the Day is to promote a better understanding of disability issues and help mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The Day also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. On 3 December 2009, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) brought together a selection of short films that were screened at UN Headquarters as a part of the commemorative activities of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
United Nations Enable Film Festival 2016
Julio and Jorge: Beyond the Labyrinth (UN, Paraguay) Building a World for All (Australia) Vocational Training and Job Creation (State of Palestine) Envision 2030 (UN) Berlin Accessible for All 2020 (Germany) Don't Shoot the Messenger (United States) Inclusive Education: Take Action! (Denmark) Catalyst 2016 (Australia) Sisi Coala (Fiji) No Lions in Paris (Kenya/France) Recharting My Destiny (Hong Kong SAR) I, Citizen (Italy) Swish (Australia) Inclusion Working in 2015 - Primary School (United Kingdom) Soliloquy (United States)
Previous film festivals:
United Nations Enable Film Festival 2015 Steep Rain (UK) Chammi – Hear Me Now (Sri Lanka) A home for a new life (Moldova) Pikinini Tok Tok: Voices of children with disability (Vanuatu) Accomable: Enabling Adventure (UK) Quincy’s Story (Cameroon) Dragon Dreaming (Australia) Password: Kushia. Full version documentary. An Ordinary Girl With An Extraordinary Will (Lebanon) Deaf Role models in Kenya (Kenya) Oltrea la linea (Beyond the line) (Italy) Password: good Spectrum: A Story of the Mind (United States) (Trailer) The Talents: Mawaheb (United Arab Emirates) Para Normal (Canada) Turning Words into Action (European stories) Cal, the Writer (United States) United Nations Enable Film Festival 2014 Disability is a matter of perception (Brazil) Listen Up! Children with disabilities speak out (Australia) No Limits (Israel) My Favourite Leg (Canada) Hannah’s Dance (UK) Porimol's story (UK) AXIS Dance Company The Gift (of Impermanence) 2014 (USA) Stop Ableism (Kenya) Beyond The Margins (Ghana) This Isn't Disneyland (by The Sisters of Invention) (Australia) Physically Disabled but Mentally Whole (Jordan) You Can't Give Up (Brazil) Crazy Bread (China) (Password: Bcbhbfoundation0401) Akshay (The Inexhaustible) (India) Adapted Surfing (South Africa) Outro Olhar / A New Perspective (Brazil) (Password: outrolhar) United Nations Enable Film Festival 2012 Think big. Overcome barriers (1.47) The British Paraorchestra 'True Colors' Carry on (3.40) Inclusion (7.00) My Story - Kazol Rekha (3.23) Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (Short version, 7.00) Don't Leave Me Out! (3.30) Džina Kadrić – My Story (2.21) and Nadza Suljovic (1.00) Creating a World as it Should Be®: The Power of Disabled Women Activists (12.29) London 2012 – Best Games Ever (4.02) Diverse Universes (6.49) My wish upon a star (11.14) Body and Soul (54.00) United Nations Enable Film Festival 2011 Lives Worth Living (US) Anything you can do (Australia) Difference is Normal (Brazil) Young Voices: Identity (India); Participation (Uganda); Determination (Guyana) Between Hearing and Not Hearing (Hong Kong) Accessibility/The Job - Handisam (Sweden) Labels (Russia) 2nd DESA Disability Film Festival (2010) Mundo Alas (Magoya Films) Signmark (Signmark) Young Voices (Leonard Cheshire Disability) My Dream (China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe) Vancouver 2010 IPC Winter Paralympic Games (International Paralympic Committee) Motion Disabled (Simon Mckeown) Stepping into the Unknown (HEARD-DHAT Co-operation Documentary) 1st DESA Disability Film Festival (2009) I am one of you (UNTV Film) Beyond the Light (Ivy Goulart Film) DEAF: Hear Me (Wild Mango Films) Rudely Interrupted (Australian Rock Band)