BBC4 Documentary to feature Strong and Mighty Max

Strong and Mighty Max will feature as part of  a BBC4 documentary exploring the history of people with dwarfism through the arts. The working title of the production is:

‘Dwarfs: A Short Film About Art’

In this visually evocative film, Richard Butchins will explore a hidden chapter in the history of art, revealing how the depiction of people with dwarfism in painting, sculpture and photography speaks volumes about society’s shifting attitudes towards disability.

 Strong and Mighty Max Book Cover

This short film focuses on art, but it will say much about the social history of people with disability and how they were viewed, and it will bring important new voices into the debate, featuring the untold historical memoirs of court dwarfs, the rarely heard voices of artists with dwarfism and the fresh perspectives of academics today. Source: What Larks TV

The Broadcast date is TBC.