Georgina Goes Out

Can I have a carer please …. for next Tuesday ….. I want to go out with my friends.

Georgina is a 16 year old arranging an afternoon out to go bowling in the school holidays. She has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and she’s made a film about living with her disability.

It’s very revealing. Notice how cheerfully she deals with potential setbacks. Wondering if her carer will arrive because the agency didn’t get back to her to confirm the booking. Getting off a bus with a broken wheelchair ramp. I hope the people with power to change things watch this film as well as the people who judged her film worthy of an award.

It’s not strictly Digital Storytelling, but there’s no doubt the film says what Georgina wants it to say.

Watch it here