#FILMDIS: Disability Creatives #ARISE Twitter Chat
Saturday, October 22, 2016
6 pm Pacific/ 9 pm Eastern
Tonight I will be hosting the #FilmDis Twitter chat (created and usually hosted by @DominickEvans).
The discussion tonight is a lifting up and celebration of #disability #creativity. Come share what you are working on and/or what you want to work on.
Let us celebrate those films and programs and shows that include people with disabilities (and/or were made by people with disabilities) that we love. Let us show off the creators with disabilities. This is the time and place to brag and to share.
We’re told that there are no actors with disabilities, or writers, or filmmakers. Tonight, lets prove otherwise.
It is time for disability creatives to #ARISE (term taken in honor of Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY group and the sharing community of filmmakers and creatives of color).
How to Participate
Follow @DayAlMohamed on Twitter
When it’s time, search #FilmDis on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Live’ tab to follow the full conversation.
If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions, check @DayAlMohamed’s tweets. Each question will tweeted 4-5 minutes apart.
Use the hashtag #FilmDis or the #Arise when you tweet. If you can’t join us on 10/22, feel free to tweet anytime before or after with the hashtag.
If you don’t use Twitter, check out the live-stream:
Check out this explanation of how to participate in a chat by Ruti Regan: https://storify.com/RutiRegan/examplechat
Questions/Comments for the 10/22/16 Twitter Chat
Today’s #FilmDis chat is an opportunity to lift up and celebrate #disability #creatives. Feel free to contribute your thoughts and ideas.
Q1 Welcome to tonight’s #FilmDis. Let’s share! Why not start with a quick a introduction of yourself and your creative medium? #ARISE
The name we’re using #ARISE is inspired by @AVATEC’s @ARRAY and the work that creative community does to lift up their own. #FilmDis
Q2There is nothing that says more about its creator than the work itself. –Kurosawa What does your work to say about you? #FilmDis #ARISE
For minority #creatives, including those pwd there is the question: what do we want our work say about us, vs. the perception #FilmDis #ARISE
Q3 Do you self identify when putting your creative work out into the world? Why? What would you advise others? #FilmDis #ARISE
Q4 Audiences don’t go to the movies to think, they go to the movies to feel. –Hark How do we ensure our audience “feels” disability? #FilmDis #ARISE
Community support can encourage media that reflects our reality. That includes #disability media and creators with disabilities #FilmDis #ARISE
Q5 #FilmDis tonight and #ARISE is about YOU the creative with a #disability. Tell us a bit about what you are working on. Let us cheer you on.
#FilmDis #ARISE is sharing some amazing work being done by creatives with disabilities: writers, filmmakers, bloggers. Check it out! #WeExist
Q6 Sharing is the best way to celebrate and lift up disability creatives. Give us some recommendations! #FilmDis #ARISE