We're excited to share the news that Screen Academy MA Film graduate Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi will be launching her short film Tax on Me in Glasgow 11th of August 14:00 – 15:00 at Touchbase, Kinning Park Complex, Middlesex St Glasgow G41 1EE. A young filmmaker with a disability, Kiana's film exposes the reality of living with the ‘Care Tax’ - unjust charges levied on people with support needs.
BACKGROUND In February 2017 Kiana started an internship at media co-op to develop her short campaign film. She is one of thousands of people with disabilities across the UK whose independent living is undermined by the Care Tax.
The Care Tax was on the agenda recently at The Scottish Parliament, with hints towards a piecemeal reform to allow persons with dementia and only certain other disabilities to access free personal care. It was debated on 6th December 2016 in the Scottish Parliament and again on 22nd December in the Public Petitions Committee
Kiana graduated from Screen Academy Scotland with an MA in Film had Louise Scott, Director of Media Co-op as one of her mentors. Her internship with Media Co-op is funded by SCVO in partnership with Inclusion Scotland. Kiana wrote a blog of her experience developing the film for Screen Academy Scotland which you can read HERE: