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TV Drama - Disability/Ability

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TV Drama - Disability/Ability

  1. 1. Disability: Disable the Label
  2. 2. ???????1. What dramas can you think of that have disabled people in them?2. What do you think of when you think of diasbility?
  3. 3. Facts About the Disabled• There are 770,00 disabled children under the age of 16 in the UK. That equates to 1 child in 20.• Nearly one in five people of working age (7 million, or 18.6%) in Great Britain have a disability.
  4. 4. Disability in TV Dramas Students to take notes on blog: Title ‘Disability in TV Dramas’• In his life 1991 study, Paul Hunt identified 10 stereotypes that the media use to portray disabled people:• The disabled person as pitiable or pathetic• An object of curiosity or violence• Sinister or evil• The super cripple• As atmosphere• Laughable• His/her own worst enemy• As a burden• As Non-sexual• Being unable to participate in daily life
  5. 5. The Inbetweeners • Why is this clip funny? • How is the disabled girl being framed; ‘how’ is she being represented? • Are we meant to be laughing at the disabled person? • Are they the ‘butt’ of the joke? • How do you think disabled people respond to this? • The big word for disability representation is STEREOTTYPE! • Are we as society being cultivated to think that we should pity disability?
  6. 6. Activity View and discuss as a class Write notes and an analysis discussing the technical aspects that are creating the representationscamera angle, shot, movement and positionEditingSoundmise en scene
  7. 7. Viewing for Disability
  8. 8. Viewing of Past Exam ExtractBe prepared to feedback your observations on the technical languageused to represent disability
  9. 9. A Final Thought

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