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2022 Nominees

Silenced: The Hidden Story of Disabled Britain

Blast! Films, BBC


- History & Biography

Silenced is a film that gives a voice to the voiceless. For more than a century, one group of people in Britain has been shut out of society, denied basic human rights, and treated with fear. In this shocking and moving film, writer, actor, and presenter Cerrie Burnell uncovers the hidden story of how disabled people fought back – and won their freedom. Silenced is a story of huge social change, that many of us still don’t know, told through the hidden lives of disabled people. With powerful first-hand interviews, rare archive, and a committed and personally-invested presenter in Cerrie Burnell, Silenced brought an important but little-known story to a wide audience.