The 21st Seoul International Women’s Film Festival will screen the barrier-free version of Mirai by HOSODA Mamoru. Created by putting the words “Barrier” and “Free” together, “Barrier Free” is a common term in the field of architecture that means to break any physical and institutional walls which harm the lives of the disabled, by installing elevators for wheelchairs on buildings higher than two stories and by building slopes in public spaces for better accessibility. “Barrier Free” films allow individuals with visual and hearing impairments to enjoy the films by featuring audio narrations and closed-captions with lines, music, and sound. The barrier-free screenings make film accessible for everyone, inspiring the hearts of an even wider range of audiences.
KWON Eunhye / Programmer