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Rooted in Rights Film Festival
May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$5
The fourth annual Rooted in Rights Film Festival premieres at Seattle’s Town Hall on May 7, 2019. After the screenings, Disability Rights Washington’s film festival director Anna Zivarts joins a panel of storytellers for an interactive discussion on representation, accessibility, and the process of scripting, directing, and filming disability advocacy videos.
This one-of-a kind film festival creates a space for people with disabilities to share authentic stories and empowers filmmakers to change public perception, culture and policy. The Rooted in Rights’ “Storytellers” series builds upon a long history of successful individual and systemic advocacy, coalition-building, storytelling, and leadership training.
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) launched the Rooted in Rights program and corresponding festival in 2015. It has grown to a nationally-recognized video and social media advocacy program dedicated exclusively to disability rights. DRW’s team of disabled filmmakers, storytellers, and activists create fully accessible cross-disability content on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and a website.