26min documentary, 'Complete Woman' by Finnish film-maker Marika Väisänen will be screened at the 8th London international Disability Film Festival.
In this documentary portrait, cartoonist Kaisa Leka openly discusses her relationship to her body and the meaning of corporality. After a childhood disrupted by agonising medical procedures, Kaisa had both legs amputated beneath the knee. Now she only wears skirts, drawing attention to the artificial legs that are her statement of identity. She doesn’t want to hide her disability but rather show it with pride. How is it to be a disabled woman in a society obsessed with appearances?
The screening is followed by a Q&A with Kaisa Leka.
This film is part of London International Disability Festival.
17/02/2008 14:30 - 17/02/2008 15:00
National Film Theatre (NFT2), South Bank, London SE1