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Unlikely Travellers
Unlikely Travellers is a remarkable film about six unique people who take a life-changing trip to the other side of the world. They're real, raw, hilariously blunt... and quite unlike anyone you've seen on television before. This is their story:…
Down Under Mystery Tour
Starring and co-written by three men with intellectual disabilities, Down Under Mystery Tour is a unique, quirky comedy with a schmaltz-free heart. At its centre is Malcolm, an ambitious but single-minded director who wants to make a TV show featuring…
Laughing and the Disabled - A TV Show About Disability That Infuriated a Nation
In March 2007, two academics from an Australian university began a campaign to stop the work of a PhD student. They claimed the student's project, a TV series pilot, was "amoral trash" that "mocked and ridiculed" the disabled. Their campaign…
Down Under Mystery Tour Academic Forum
Five disability experts (Dr Fiona Kumari-Campbell, Dr Gerard Goggin, Gail Parsons, Dr Leanne Dowse and psychologist Melanie Armstrong) discuss clips from Down Under Mystery Tour in detail. The eight segments are separated by the chosen clips and grouped as follows:…