I'm a Loudmouth
DVD1988 22 Minutes
A group of adults with learning disabilities discuss their problems and help each other.
The Loudmouth Action Group, (made up of people who were removed from the mainstream education and placed in 'Special Schools' for children with learning disabilities), speak about their personal experiences. They explain that, in varying degrees, they still find certain everyday activities, involving reading, writing and talking, a problem. This may be because of a sight or speech impediment or simply a lack of confidence. Some of them also have difficulties in making friends and so suffer from feelings of isolation and loneliness. In the programme we are shown how the group meet every two weeks to discuss problems, to help each other with, for example, filling in forms and to socialise in an unthreatening atmosphere. The programme stresses the benefits of integration for both the children with learning disabilities and for society as a whole.
Made in 1988 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. The issues raised are timeless. The film quality may not be to modern standards