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Ireland's First International Disability Film Festival
November 17th 2010
The Dóchas Disability and International Development (DID) working group, of which Sightsavers is a member, is proud to present ABÄRA, Ireland's first ever International Disability Film Festival. Running from Friday 3 - Sunday 5 December 2010, ABÄRA boasts a selection of exceptional films and documentaries aimed at celebrating the progress made by people with disabilities while increasing awareness and understanding of the many challenges still faced by people with disabilities across the globe.
A round table discussion on mainstreaming disability in development cooperation, will also take place as part of the Festival's busy programme, and is aimed specifically at senior representatives of NGOs operating in Ireland, elected representatives and senior civil servants from the Irish Government.
An ‘Access All Areas' Festival Pass can be purchased at Film Base on Curved Street, Temple Bar, D2, from Monday 29 November, between 10am and 4pm. This pass enables festivalgoers low-priced as well as free ticket entry into all films. Further information about ABÄRA is available on http://dochas.ie/abara/index.htm
Other member organisations of the Dóchas Disability and International Development (DID) working group include the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), Sightsavers International, The Centre for Global Health (TCD), Christian Blind Mission (cbm), International Service Ireland (ISI), Health Action Overseas (HAO), Comber Romanian Orphanage Appeal, Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR), Livability Ireland, The Kimmage Development Studies Centre, DTalk, Disability Aid Abroad, Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUI Galway), Disabled Peoples International, Skillshare, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Misean Cara, Self Help Ireland, Voluntary Service International, Children in Crossfire, ASPIRE and Tearfund.
Additional support is being provided by Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), the foremost national arts organisation striving to promote cultural equality for people with disabilities in the arts.