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"IT'S NOT ABOUT SIGHT, BUT VISION": ENGAGING PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS IN FILMMAKING

Date & Time: Thursday, October 21, 7-7:30 pm East Africa Time (4 pm GMT, 5 pm Irish Time)

With Laura Aguiar & Stephen Strong

‘Every day is a School day’ is a series of 10 short films made by a group with sight loss for the Making the Future project during the lockdown in Northern Ireland.

Join us to learn from Laura Aguiar, the project’s creative producer, and Stephen Strong, one of the filmmakers, about this fascinating project and how it used Zoom to make filmmaking more accessible and engaging for first-time filmmakers with sight loss.

Learn more about the project: educationstories.org

LAURA TALK

ABOUT LAURA AGUIAR​

Laura Aguiar is the Community Engagement Officer and Creative Producer for Making the Future at PRONI in Northern Ireland. She is a multi-media content creator and educator and works across the education, heritage, and arts sectors. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Rathmullan Film Festival.

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ABOUT STEPHEN STRONG

Stephen Strong was born in Belfast in September 1967. He became an engineer after school and took up diving as a hobby. Through both activities he traveled a lot, sometimes combining the two, and experienced many wonderful places and the beauty of nature. After losing most of his sight in 2017, his life has taken a different path that led him to being involved in the ‘Every day is a School day’ project. It has opened up new ideas and activities that he can engage with.

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