Defiant Lives

  • Friday 6 March | 12:00 pm | Core Screen 1
  • Society, Disability, Human Rights
  • AUS, 2017
  • 90 min


Community Advocacy & Legal Center (CALC)


An audacious and unflinching look at disability activists and their decades-long struggle for rights, dignity, and the revolutionary idea that Society is the problem rather than Disability. Focusing on the US, UK, and Australia, it highlights the unique paths the disability rights movement took toward achieving their goals. (Selected by Sydney Film Festival)

Defiant Lives is a triumphant film, full of extraordinary characters” – Jeff Thompson, Blind Abilities


Sarah Barton