Can a blind man become president? A new documentary seeks to throw light on the idea that this is a big possibility.
‘The Blind Can Lead’, a disability advocacy project that uses the power of film to advocate for persons with disability will screen its documentary film titled ‘VIP’ at the Silverbird Cinemas, Accra Mall, on September 2.
Directed by Kojo Owiredu Kissi, the story centres around the life young Gerald Arhin who goes against all odds including his blindness and rises via popular election to the position of Head Prefect and SRC President of Okuapemman School (one of the few high schools in Ghana with an integrated system for both blind and sighted). He further tops his class ahead of his sighted colleagues and eventually becomes the overall best student of his year group amidst his demanding duty as the head prefect.
After winning elections in his school, he has thrown the challenge to win elections in Ghana in the 2052 elections. The documentary seeks to explore the education, achievements and challenges of visually impaired persons in Ghana. It further hopes to advocate for inclusive education and society for Persons With Disability.
Watch the trailer for the film here:
After the premiere on September 2, a nationwide Schools and Communities Roadshow to distribute the film will be launched, in hopes to sensitise the masses on disability and to advocate for inclusive society with an effective inclusive education system.
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