FOR THE FIRST TIME BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 WILL PRESENT AUDIO DESCRIBED FILMS

15 August 2017
FOR THE FIRST TIME BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 WILL PRESENT AUDIO DESCRIBED FILMS

III International Motivational Film and Sport Festival BRIDGE of ARTS will screen audio
described films. Two features Three Sisters by Yury Grymov and Spider-Man: Homecoming by
Jon Watts were especially adapted for visually impaired people.

Audio description is object, setting and action verbal portrayal meant for visually impaired people. There are pauses in between dialogues of films and performances that are filled with a visual commentator’s narration.

BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 will screen two films supported by audio description: final part of family and children’s film SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING slated for August 26 at 11:00 am in «Rostov» theater and non-competition feature THREE SISTERS scheduled for August 23 at 4:00 pm in «Rostov» theater.

The idea of audio described screening was born due do collaboration with Irina Bezrukova, a top-class visual commentator and active propagandist of this technology in our country. «I am happy that despite its relative youth BRIDGE of ARTS is focused on social projects. My compatriots, Rostovites, put their soul into the work making the event everyone’s holiday. Audio described films are a miracle: who could have thought that blind people would watch films?»  – Irina shared her emotions.

Disabled Rostovites will not only become attendees but they will turn into active participants.  So STARFISH by Bill Clark will be screened in «Rostov» theater on August 23. This motivational film will tell about a man whose limbs were amputated but thanks to his family support he managed to accept new reality and regain self-esteem. The screening will be preceded by a film presentation held by active and inspiring disabled people. One of them is extreme para traveler Igor Skikevich. The world-famous Rostovite will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the I Russian National Tourism and Travel Competition «Russia Inspires!» and will go along BRIDGE of ARTS 2017 red carpet in his wheel-chair.

BRIDGE of ARTS social events traditionally include TV and film stars’ visits to nursery and retirement homes of Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog and film presentations meant for the audience unable to come to theater screenings.