Is There Anybody Out There?
My body is extremely unusual, and I’ve never seen another like my own. "Is There Anybody Out There?" is a personal documentary following my search to track down other individuals with the same rare disability as me. The film also explores the experience of being a disabled pregnant woman as well as the emotional process of becoming a mother, when I unexpectedly find out I am pregnant. Perhaps more than anything however, this story is about ableism – about living in a world where you’re seen as less than human – and what it takes to love yourself fiercely despite this.
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Lisa Marie Russo, Mark Thomas, Natasha Dack Ojumu and Nikki Parrott
Amy Bench (Austin) and Annemarie Lean-Vercoe (UK)
Claire Ferguson and Rachel Roberts
Erland Cooper, Cake, Perfect Genius and Bjork
Priscilla Miranda, Ricardo Benitez, Chelsea Zeleny, Charles Floro