all eyes on us video and learning resource available free online
The film, together with a learning resource and set of behind the scenes interviews are all freely available for a limited time until January 2014.
23 October 2013
We are very pleased to announce that all eyes on
us is available for free viewing through our website.
Accompanying the film is
a set of resource materials that provide prompts for classroom discussions,
facts and figures about disability, historical context about the Games and
disability in the arts more widely.
Though our target is Key Stages 3 and 4,
the resource may also be useful for other Key Stages, including primary
(with some adaptation to the discussions).
Paralympic Games and the Opening Ceremony aimed to change the way we view
disabled people. We want this film, that captures exactly that, to be
seen as widely as possible and hope the discussions that follow motivate,
inspire and remind us of the value of London 2012.
The Games came and went, and
for the young people working on the film, some of whom are deaf and disabled,
the experience has informed and validated their identities as filmmakers in
their own local area. all eyes on us reinforces the value of
participating and also shows the UK as a leader in Disability Arts.
'I am bored
of being part of a culture in the arts in the UK that never looks back, rarely
reflects and focuses on what we have achieved and how we best move forward. We
have a collective memory and something happened on the night of 29 August in
the Olympic Stadium that we must never forget.’
The Games may
have indeed come and gone, and as we sit in late October 2013, and when we get
to August 2016 in Rio, we hopeall eyes on us, can enable discussion about what
came before and what comes next. Long may it carry on.
View the film and download the learning resource here