Documentary film. An underwater wheelchair, a bipolar circus, a symphony of sirens...
In 2012, a year when disabled people have been in the spotlight like never before Total Permission is a ground-breaking 30 minute documentary.
Total Permission brings together 12 ambitious projects from 12 extraordinary artists who pushed the boundaries beyond what many may have thought possible, to perform at the Unlimited Festival, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, a programme that celebrated the work of deaf and disabled artists.
Artists: Sue Austin • Bobby Baker • Caroline Bowditch • Laurence Clark • Jez Colborne • Claire Cunningham • Rachel Gadsden • Graeae & Jenny Sealey • Simon McKeown • Ramesh Meyyappan • Janice Parker • Mish Weaver
The film follows conductor Charles Hazlewood, founder of the British Paraorchestra, as he encounters these 12 artists as they take risks to create their astonishing work.
Directed by John Durrant • Edited by Glenn Rainton • Original Music by Timo Baker, Subvertical
Curated by Jo Verrent & Sarah Pickthall
A BDH Production for Watershed • The Space • BBC • Arts Council England • Creative Scotland ©2012