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Dance Me To My Song

had something very interesting waiting for me when I got to my computer this morning. Lyn had sent me a link to a film on Youtube. She had found it over night and sent me a link, mentioning that she had done so when she came to bed. The film L sent me was dubbed in Italian, but a quick bit of googling later produced the original Australian version of Dance Me To My Song.

I just finished watching it. As Lyn had told me, it was about a woman with Cerebral Palsy, but I must say I did not find it unproblematic: it is a very dark film indeed, essentially depicting the abuse of someone with severe CP. On the other hand, the way the woman, Julia, becomes more and more independent as the film goes on is uplifting; and it was good to see the bitch doing the abuse get her comeuppance in the end.

Having watched it, I find myself in two minds. To be honest, Julia reminds me a lot of Lyn; and it was good to see a character with severe CP being played by someone with severe CP, Heather Rose, who also wrote the film. On the other hand, I found the film sometimes nevertheless lapses into stereotype, and I found myself wondering whether the characters would really act in the way they did. Above all, though, I found watching someone with a severe disability getting abused like that - both physically and getting taken advantage of - very disturbing indeed. Thus, while I'm glad lyn flagged this film up for me, I must say I found it rather frightening. Mind you, that is not to say that I don't think it warrants a second viewing.

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