Five Minute Flicks: part one

You’ve gotta love a movie with an excellent story line which you can watch in five minutes! I have twenty of them for you.

One of the activities I led whilst Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner was the production of Twenty Years: Twenty Stories, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Watch these stories with me, because they show how the actions of the main characters changed their lives, and the lives of thousands of other Australians with disabilities. I’ll give you my review, then you can watch the movie.

Room For Change:

Two young women share a passion for fashion. When both meet a barrier, they choose different methods to get their way- one chooses the law and the other social media.

The results show strength and determination, and pave the way to a “better retail experience”.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/video-room-for-change .html

Works For Me

Jake’s birthday swim changed his life.

But his commitment to continue to work, and his employers focus on his skill set rather than his disability, provided a win for all.

Spoiler Alert: Romance ensues.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/video-works-for-me.ht ml Reaching Out

Bec Kelly’s combination of skills as a mum and a radio broadcaster bring the perfect result for kids with autism. By reaching out, Beck ensures that the parents of these kids get first-hand the important information they need- by just switching on a radio.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/video-reaching-out.ht ml Lights Camera Caption

John is many things- a university graduate, the CFO of a multi-million dollar business, but most importantly a dad and granddad. So watching a movie with his family is a key part of his week.

He had a problem doing this, but solved it in a way which benefited thousands of Australians across the country.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/video-lights.html Ramped Up

Mark is your average Ausie bloke. He just wanted a coffee, and his determination to get one provides people with disabilities throughout his district with a much-improved path of access.

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/twentystories/video-ramped-up.html Tune in for more movies in future blogs. Or if you just can’t wait, watch them all now.

which ones are your favourites? Comments are very welcome.

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