Creator: Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance Amalipe "AMALIPE"
Description: This film presents efforts of community monitoring in healthcare services by Center Amalipe in Bulgaria and with the financial support of Open Society Foundations. This model follows the methodology of community monitoring through the so called ‘community inquiry’, including periodical (twice per year) consultation with local communities about the quality of health services they receive. The results show that this method works successfully for the mobilization of local communities to solve issues in the field of healthcare. All activities are accompanied by the work of juvenile and female groups, which is an important part of both community mobilization and advocacy activities.
Creator: Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
Description: This new documentary, The Invisible, by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union offers a clear and moving message of why societies should not lock up people with intellectual disabilities. As the film notes, we still have hundreds of institutions in Europe in 2011, because these places are considered very convenient. Convenient, that is, except for the people who are forced to live in the institutions. The HCLU's film shows the situation of people living in these large scale institutions and calls for alternatives that provide humane living conditions.
Creator: Citizen Association SOLEM- Skopje
Description: This video is about a woman that was born into and then spent her entire life in an institution. With the deinstitutionalization process in the Republic of Macedonia, she got the opportunity to leave the institution and start living in the Housing Services in Skopje. She began to attend the programs of Citizen Association SOLEM - Skopje where she started learning new work and social skills and perfect the skills she already knew. Here she can express her opinions and wishes, make new friends, move about freely and truly be a part of the society.
Creator: Gral Film
Description: In Croatia, just as in many parts of the world, people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities who also have physical disabilities are sent to institutions in huge numbers, leaving them completely socially excluded from their communities. They are confined to residential institutions that deprive them of any control over their lives. This happens for two main reasons: there is widespread and intense societal prejudice against them because of the way they look, and their physical environments do not accommodate their disabilities. NEW DAY follows two women leaving the institution, after having spent many years there, and moving into a universally designed apartment for people with disabilities - to start new life in the community, like everybody else..