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Dwarfs in Art: A Short Film
 
Dwarfs in Art: A Short Film

For BBC Four
Broadcast: TBC

In this visually evocative film, Richard Butchins will explore a hidden chapter in the history of art, revealing how the depiction of dwarfs in painting, sculpture and photography speaks volumes about society’s shifting attitudes towards disability.

This is the story of dwarfs in art, but it will say much about the social history of people with disability and how they were viewed, and it will bring important new voices into the debate, featuring the untold historical memoirs of court dwarfs, the rarely heard voices of dwarf artists and the fresh perspectives of academics with dwarfism today.