Veronika Raila has lived with Asperger syndrome and physical disabilities since her childhood, using assisted communication to express her thoughts. In Sandgirl, the young author invites you on a subtle and poetic journey inside the secret, captivating creative world of her heightened imagination, expressed through beautiful sand art work and animation. Weaved throughout the film is Raila’s shared communication with director and fellow screenwriter Mark Michel, illustrating the love, care and trust shared between Raila and her family, and giving the audience a rare glimpse of her inner world and thoughts.
This film is open captioned and has audio description.
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – Monday, 6.May- 1pm
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
Sunday, 5 May 2019, 17:00 Kinobar Prager Frühling
afterwards conversation with Mark Michel (director)
On the occasion of the European Day of Protest on Equality for People with Disabilities
Audio description for the visually impaired and subtitles for the deaf available via Greta & Starks App.
Wednesday, 1.May 21.30 Uhr + Friday, 3.May 19:30 Uhr Kommunales Kino Freiburg
Tuesday, 9. April 19:30 Uhr Kommunales Kino Freiburg
before the film: Interview with Veronika Raila (protagonist and co-author)
a cooperation of Autismus Südbaden e.V. and the Kommunales Kino Freiburg on the occasion of of the International Autism Day.
with the friendly support of BARMER Krankenkasse – Audio description for the visually impaired and subtitles for the deaf available via Greta & Stark’s app.
The film talk will be accompanied by German sign language interpreters.