Priory Adult Care is supporting the production of a documentary which focuses on the historical treatment of individuals with learning difficulties.
Berge Kanikanian, who is from Ealing and has Downs Syndrome, created the documentary 'The Aktion T4 Awareness project,' which depicts how individuals with learning disabilities were treated during the Aktion T4 Nazi extermination program during the Second World War.
In 2011, after reading about the history of learning disabilities and attending a course which taught people with learning disabilities how to develop and lead their own campaigns, Berge was inspired to create the documentary and travelled to Germany and Poland to start filming.
To enable the documentary to be finished, Priory Adult Care has donated £1900 to the project. The funds will be put towards post-production costs, which includes creating a dubbed version of the film with an English voiceover and will also pay for permission to use some archive footage, the audio mixing and colour grading.
Berge Kanikanian, said: "I would like to thank Priory Adult Care for all the help that I have received with my documentary. It is important to improve the lives of people. I’m a person with Downs Syndrome and I think if people with disabilities join together and have a voice they’ll make more of an impact. We need to stop disability hate crime."
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