One in five people in the UK have a disability. Of those, less than half are in employment, compared to 80% of people who are not disabled.
We worked with a group of young disabled people from the youth board of the CanDo Partnership to make a documentary exploring the relationship between disability and employment. Working With Disability was the result of a series of workshops we delivered in which the group developed their film production skills, knowledge of policies that affect disabled people, event management and public speaking.
Working With Disability premiered in the UK Houses of Parliament. Prominent disability and employment activists Graeme Ellis, Andy Greene, John Horan, Adil Latif, and Kirsty McHugh were invited to speak on a panel after the screening.
The film has played in seven film festivals across three continents and was awarded Best New Filmmaker at the 2016 Canadian Diversity Film Festival.
You can watch Working With Disability by clicking this link. You can let us know what you think, share your experiences and join the conversation about the issues in the film on social media by using the hashtag #WorkingWithDisability.
Below is a gallery of images (with alt text) from the film’s premiere in Parliament.