CANCELLED! Appearances of Disability: Public Seminar with Tyler Zoanni & Film Screening

Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 - 15:00 to 20:30

We are very sorry to let you know that due to the escalating number of cancellations, as well as the increasingly stringent measures taken by a number of authorities and universities – including exit prohibitions and quarantine obligations pertaining to the corona virus - we have decided to cancel the event of 18th of March 2020. 

Wednesday 18 March 3-5pm Rethinking Disability organizes in collaboration with the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development, Leiden University College (LUC) and Disability Studies in the Netherlands an interdisciplinary, public seminar with anthropologist Tyler Zoanni: 'Appearances of Disability'.

Zoanni works from an anthropological perspective on (cognitive) disability in Uganda. After the presentation there will be a response of Alice Schippers, director and researcher Disability Studies in The Netherlands. 

In the evening a public film screening The Best en Most Beautiful Things will be held (see below), that can be well combined with the seminar.

Program seminar

15:00 h Introduction
15:10 Presentation by Tyler Zoanni:
Appearance of Disability and Christinanity in Uganda
15:45 Response by Alice Schippers
16:00 Conversation with the audience
17:00 Drinks & Bites


Public Film Screening 'The Best & Most beautiful Things' with Disability Film Festival (Superfest) organizer Cathy Kudlick

Program film screening

18:30 Start film The Best & Most Beautiful Things & introduction by Jyothi Thrivikraman
20:15 - 20:30 Conversation with Cathy Kudlick and the audience

About the Screening: BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. With humor and bold curiosity, she chases love and freedom in the most unexpected of places: a provocative fringe community.


Tyler Zoanni, postdoctoral researcher in anthropology (Ethnologie Afrikas) at the University of Bayreuth. He is currently writing a book about personhood and the lives and worlds of people with cognitive disabilities in Uganda. He also wrote the article 'Appearances of Disability and Christianity in Uganda'.

Alice Schippers, director and researcher of Disability Studies in The Netherlands. 

Cathy Kudlick, Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University. She is also director of the Superfest Disability Film Festival, made possible through the efforts of The Longmore Institute on Disability



Both the seminar and the film screening will be held at:

Auditorium Leiden University College
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague


The filmscreening has Audio Description and English subtitles. 


Attendance is open to anyone and free. Please register:

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Rethinking Disability in collaboration with the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development and Disability Studies in the Netherlands


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