The Family Matters

What is it like to be the child of disabled parents? How do you cope when they are having difficulty coping themselves? The latest production from Shoot Your Mouth Off, a local disabled film-makers’ group, explores these and other questions in an uncompromising, sometimes painful documentary.

John billon, who has been involved with the group since its inception in 2001, has MS. His wife is also disabled by various conditions. They have two children. In a ‘warts and all’ portrayal of their family life, John talks frankly about pain, anger and love.

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.