A Different Way of Seeing is a powerful three-screen film created by young artists with autism and a broad spectrum of learning differences, challenging how people like themselves are represented in mainstream media. A Different Way of Seeing was commissioned by Autograph Gallery in partnership with Mouth That Roars, as part of the EXPLORERS project. It was originally set up as an immersive, three-screen experience: each video portrait featured the artist speaking directly to the camera about their everyday life, flanked by shots of the places and things that inform their identity. Due to Covid-19, this pop-up film installation has had to be adapted to be viewed online.
Based in Hackney and aged 16 – 25, all of the filmmakers are members of Mouth That Roars, a youth media organisation. Mouth That Roars was set up with the sole purpose of training young people in film production who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to media resources, enabling people who are quite often misrepresented a space to be heard.
You can read more about A Different Way of Seeing and Mouth That Roars, in this interview between Project Director Denise Rose and Autograph’s Ali Eisa.