‘Blurry Vision’ is an animation, requesting the society to highlight the truth without blurring the reality which is that children with disability are not having equal rights in Sweden these days.
Swedish society and government are known for their support and concern for people with special needs in general and for the children in specific BUT it is no longer true, not as it was or should be.
An example from real life and has been talked about on the Expressen the most known digital newspaper in Sweden, with the title The Education Act allows students to be discriminated against, which includes that many children are not able to choose their own school. The reasons were worse than the actions, as some reasons were, not all schools have special teachers and bringing a new special teacher means more cost for the school. So some cities allow the schools that are affiliated with it, to reject children with disabilities to join the school if the school has an excuse, such as avoiding falling into economic issues!!
The animation is meant to educate about the unfortunate truth of what children in Sweden have been exposed to though it is visulising children with disabilty doing different activities which should be a very normal routine, action and activty to see BUT lately children in Sweden are not having this opportunity.
“Inte alla myndigheter följer samtliga lagar”
Not all authorities follow all the rules. The issue is that the municipalities are breaking the Swedish law every day, even after appearing the issue to the public and published in the media, such as on the digital newspaper Afton they published an article with the headline ”Children’s rights are still being violated every day, even in our country” writes by the Swedish Elisabeth Dahlin. With all that still no actions have been taken by the government. Instead of making a move right away, the government decided to put a date in the future, according to the Children Sweden has decided on an eight-year operational focus up to the year 2030. This includes when it is possible to give the children with disability their rights equally. As if they are trying to blur the issue like it does not exist.
“The Red Ball”
One sensitive story was an inspiration for my illustrations The basket women, on Sveriges radio, there was an interview holding the title ‘“Nobody cares about a disabled person, right?”’ the interview was with a beautiful woman with red hair and blue eyes. She is named Madelen Löw she was sexual abuse both in sports for the disabled, the travel service, and in relationships when she was a child. Her beauty was attractive, which made her the focus of everyone’s attention, But like any child’s body can not be compared to an adult body, and because of the disability she had with her legs she was unable to protect herself and defend herself. in addition, This child was not raped once, but several times. The questions here are, where are this child’s rights of protection? What do the laws say and what are the courts doing? This example was the source of my inspiration for drawing an innocent girl, sitting in a wheelchair, holding a basketball on her finger, as if she owns the world on her finger and as if she bearer who owns herself and her rights.
The last but not least, my illustration girl with nobody disability dancing, and there are flowers, lines, and ideas exploding from her mind, which visualizes her mental disability in my own way. this illustration was actually inspired by a very sad story that taught my heart. It was about a boy in his 20 got shot by different Swedish police officers around three times, the boy had Down Syndrome and autism and had left home with a toy gun. the family tried to talk to the media to achieve justice for her son but the government’s answer was “It has emerged that the object was some kind of toy. It has also emerged that more than one officer fired their service weapon,” he said in a statement. this story becomes on fire at the end of 2018 but unfortunately until now no new news about it, one of the digital platforms that publish the whole story was named Pearljam.
Through my animation, I tried to set out to explore how powerful could be to make illustrations from one line and how animation can be a medium of change and educate about a sensitive issue that society needs to know about.