There’s a bitter logic in the fact that people who society doesn’t like to see, live their lives at night. In the dark streets of downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone, lives a group of friends. Each of them has huge physical and psychological challenges to contend with and is forced to beg for a living. Shado’ Man is the cinematographic journey the director shares with these street kids in which their lives unfold before the camera. It’s a magnificent and moving documentary about the difficulties faced by disabled people in a country in which stigmatisation and failing state services are the order of the day. Tickets: only € 5 !
This film is being shown in cooperation with the New Hope School for the Deaf Foundation (NHSD), a Dutch foundation that supports a Ugandan school for deaf children. Two board members of the foundation will introduce the documentary, speaking briefly about the situation of disabled people in Uganda and illuminating various factors that cause their social exclusion. There will be opportunity for discussion after the film.