Blackbirds Film Festival for social and environmental change was held in Brighton last weekend, with film, live performance, workshops, music, stories, conversations and global connections.
It asked the ongoing question, "What is true diversity?" and welcomed a diverse range of artists and filmmakers to share their stories. David Ellington, who made Lost Community and Lost Spaces, was one of them.
He said “The festival’s objective is to engage with social and environmental change, which is a reason they were keen to listen about the demise of Bristol Deaf Club and how they managed in the aftermath of its closure. The room was packed with a mix of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing film goers. They were very moved by the films and my talk. The trip paid off!”