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“On my travels in 2010 I the film has completely changed the discovered ‘the social model of way they see disability and that’s a disability’ which is really the focus great thing. It’s exactly what I want.” of Defiant Lives,” she explains. The social model of disability focusses disability rights movement is not on a lack of access as being more particularly well-known outside of the disabling than a person’s actual disability community, but she hopes impairments. It shifts the focus of that Defiant Lives will help to educate disability away from differences in people about this important aspect an individual’s body, towards the of disability history. “I really hope that responsibility of a society to provide Defiant Lives puts the disability rights equal access for all. Sarah continues, movement on the map alongside the “I wish I’d known about the social gay rights movement, the civil rights model when I was making No Limits movement and indigenous rights point. I actually hope that this will but no-one was talking about it at all movements. Once people learn about inspire others to expand on the story then even though it was developed it and understand it they will see and tell the history from more points in the 1970’s and 80’s. Now all the that it’s just as important, and that of view. Mine is just one.” activists know and understand the disabled people are systematically social model but the mainstream of discriminated against and must fight in cinemas in Australia in July society doesn’t get it yet. When they against that discrimination. through Demand Film. People can see Defiant Lives that will change. I’ve had quite a few people say that history but an historical starting Sarah acknowledges that the “The film is not the definitive Defiant Lives was released request a screening via the website defiantlives.com. PROVIDING WELCAB AND DISABILITY ASSIST VEHICLES AUSTRALIA WIDE Platinum Vehicle Sales proudly supplies Welcab and Disability Assist motor vehicles designed and built by leading Japanese manufacturers. Choose from small, medium or larger capacities, accommodating up to seven people. NISSAN CUBE NISSAN SERENA • Multiple capacity vehicles up to seven passengers • Side or rear access vehicles capable of carrying up to two wheelchairs • All with up to date safety features and child restraint fittings NISSAN NV350 NISSAN ELGRANDE • All vehicles fully Australian complied • Service histories include a JEVIC odometer certification • Vehicles include a three year Australia wide warranty Call us today 0439 030 570 platinumvehicles.com.au linkonline.com.au arts 53