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Event Access

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captions
  • Audio Description

November 12, 2021 - November 27, 2021

DIS/PLAY

Hosted by ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)

We are so excited to announce DIS/PLAY, a public arts project where 50+ Disabled creatives will light up the GTA as part of ArtWorxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art! This project features disabled people telling their own stories through narrative and visual art, woven into a multi-media piece that will be projected onto exterior building walls throughout Tkaronto between November 12-27th, 2021.

With Covid-19 having affected all facets of day-to-day life, the disability community has all but disappeared from public spaces, discourse, and policy decisions. Dis/Play is a project that shines a light on disabled people telling their own stories, woven into a 10-minute multi-media display projected onto unique exterior walls across Tkaronto with original musical accompaniment and embracing disability aesthetics. 

 Dis/Play was created by Ophira Calof in partnership with the ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto/Miles Nadal JCC as part of ArtWorxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. 

Exhibit Dates and Locations:

Walmer Road Baptist Church Exterior in partnership with TAS (188 Lowther Avenue)  November 12-15  Showings each night at 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm 

Artscape Wychwood Barns (76 Wychwood Avenue)  November 16-18  Showings each night at 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm 

Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Avenue)  November 24-27  Showings each night at 7:15pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm 

Accessibility

The piece is approximately 10 minutes long and it features Deaf Interpretation (created by Deaf Spectrum), captions, and artistic audio description. There are no sudden visual effects, or jarring sounds.

Dis/Play features stories from Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud, Winter Plum and Michel Dumont. Their stories are accompanied by images and video clips that represent the words they are sharing. Visual descriptions of these pieces are coming soon.

More details about access features available at each venue

Organizations

ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2, Canada

Phone number: 416-924-6211

Email: lindal@mnjcc.org

In 2016, the American-born ReelAbilities Film festival crossed the border and launched in Toronto, Ontario, making this the first official international chapter of RAFF. Now in our fourth year, ReelAbilities Toronto Film Festival is proud to showcase Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. Over the past 4 years, ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto has launched programs alongside producing the festival in the spring of each year. Programs such as the ReelAccess/CinemAccessible Guide and the CBC-ReelAbilities Breaking Barriers Film Fund have helped build this Toronto festival into a mainstay of the city’s disability and cinematic fabric! Our ReelEducation program has brought films and lesson plans about equity and inclusion into 118 schools across the province, in 28 schoolboards.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc)

750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2, Canada

Phone number: 416.924.6211

Email: info@mnjcc.org

The MNjcc is home to a 3800+ member state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, the 285 seat Al Green Theatre, four schools, three choirs, a wide range of arts and cultural activities, Jewish Life programming, and a robust adult cultural program. It is a founding member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor, and the lead organizer of the annual Annex Family Festival.