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Love and disability in a society where both are taboo... at the heart of this astonishing film.

From all over Bangladesh an actors troupe of disabled young people have been formed to achieve a special task – to become the first ever disabled cast to perform Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre in Dhaka, Bangladesh, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This documentary follows the journey of actors, directors and audience as they break down barriers, challenge preconceptions, and boldly take their place as disabled artists - centre stage for the first time in Bangladesh. We hear about their struggles in every day life, and see them in rehearsal and on stage as they try to find a voice and artistic expression.

This documentary shows the emotional and developmental journey of the actors and the challenging process of opening up and interpreting Shakespeare’s text. The rehearsal process is challenging, inspiring, heart breaking and joyful.

The film raises awareness about the talent and potential of disabled Bangladeshis as actors. In a country where disabled people are often forgotten, hidden away, and abused and where expectations of them are very low, this is a radical and worthwhile story to tell.

This exciting theatre project was a collaboration between British disability focussed Theatre Company Graeae, the British Council and The Dhaka Theatre Company.

This is a 30-minute documentary, in English and with English subtitles, funded by the British Council as Part of the Shakespeare Lives Global Festival.

Documentary Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6-8ILy3IA8

The documentary will be followed by a discussion about the film and disability. Bar and coffee areas will be available.



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