Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Rock 'n' Roll and Disability
ROFFEKE is currently receiving submissions of rock 'n' roll related short films and music videos on its festhome.com page. So far, 2 awesome films and 2 music videos have been submitted. The very first film to be submitted was "Goran" by Robert Santaguida (director), with the script written by Goran Gostojić. According to the director's synopsis, Goran is a film about "Joy and frustration as constructed by Goran Gostojić of Novi Sad." The film is beautifully shot and narrated but after watching it, I was wondering whether it would fit in a rock 'n roll film festival such as ROFFEKE. According to the director, the film's genre is "portrait" and the theme is "disability". Disability?! Is that even a rock 'n'roll theme? Could it be? Should it be? So I did a quick Google search (search terms: "rock 'n' roll and disability" and was amazed to find so many interesting sites that deal with these two seemingly worlds-apart themes. Below are some of those sites: 1. What Do Neil Young, Kurt Cobain And Other Disabled Rockers Teach Us About Working With Disability And Chronic Illness 2. Disability: Australian Rock 'n' Roll Party (Rock 'n' Roll party?! We need one of those here in Kenya! Sign me up!) 3. Recording Artists with Disabilities DISABILITY DOES NOT RESPECT ANYONE, NOT EVEN ROCK 'N' ROLLERS. So yes, disability is a rock 'n' roll theme.
Posted by kenyarockfilmfestivaljournal at 10:43 AM