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Voices of Children with a Disability in the Pacific

Website Link: http://www.voicesofchildrenwithdisability.com/films/


Voices of Children with a Disability in the Pacific

Rarely heard, children with disability in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu talk about their hopes, dreams and concerns as part of the Voices of Pacific Children with Disability project. Award-winning Director Kasimir Burgess explores the lives of children with disability through local researchers and the tools they have devised to enable these children to be heard.

These films provide a unique and intimate portrait of what it means to be a child with disability in a developing country.

Films:

Singaut Bilong Pikinini: Voices of children with disability, Papua New Guinea

Ishmael, a young man with disability, shares his experiences of living with disability in Papua New Guinea, and introduces us to a number of children with disability who share stories of their lives, hopes and dreams for the future.

Pikinini Tok Tok: Voices of children with disability, Vanuatu

Pikinini Tok Tok follows Kalo, a young man with disability, as he visits children with disability living in remote communities in Vanuatu. Kalo offers us a rare insight into the lives of children with disability and, through his work with these children, gives voice to their hopes and dreams for the future.

Vanessa Vanuatu

A day in the life of Vanessa, a young wheelchair bound girl who has the hope of one day teaching children with disabilities.