True Colors THEATER



Details on how to watch will be released in November 2021.

Keep me posted about this event!


These films are available to stream for free via Vimeo, by viewers all over the world, except for viewers in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Syrian Arab Republic.

  • A Web of Hope

    A Web of Hope

    Directed by Ibtisem Ben Nassib
    Malaysia | 2021
    8 minutes

    Refugees are not allowed to legally work in many countries, living in a state of limbo. This not-for-profit organisation works to mentor and train refugees in Malaysia, and connect them to remote work opportunities around the world.

  • Bend or Break

    Directed by Karan Sharma, Sidhant Sharma
    Canada | 2020
    40 minutes

    A documentary centered on the inspiring story of the life of Mitch Martow. A teenager’s sudden struggle with chronic pains leads us on a journey of multiple misdiagnoses to final understanding of the disease he has – Hyper-mobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

  • Between the Veils

    Between the Veils

    Directed by Sandeep Ramesh
    India | 2021
    4 minutes

    What is it like to be navigating COVID-19 with a disability? This film will answer that question, as it follows a reclusive and anxious young man named Sidhardh.

  • Bigger Than Us

    Directed by Maya Albanese
    United States | 2021
    16 minutes

    A documentary about the making of Best Summer Ever. As the world’s first SAG-registered feature film produced by a fully inclusive majority disabled cast and crew, this behind-the-scenes view captures the fact that this may well be the most important film ever made.

  • Connecting The Dots: The Story of Feeling Through

    Directed by Doug Roland
    United States | 2021
    25 minutes

    How did they do it? This documentary follows the search for the deafblind man who inspired Feeling Through and the making of this powerful documentary.

  • Feeling Through

    Directed by Doug Roland
    United States | 2021
    18 minutes

    A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between an underprivileged teen and a deafblind man. Feeling Through is the first film to star a deafblind actor.

  • Feet in the Sand

    Feet in the Sand

    Directed by Mani
    India | 2015
    6 minutes
    PG 13

    This is a beautifully rendered message: never assume that what you see at first is the truth. Parents frolicking in the sea, a boy in a wheelchair, bystanders, a beautiful beach. There is seeing, and there is noticing.

  • Freedom Within

    Freedom Within

    Directed by Krystal Foo
    Philippines | 2018
    4 minutes

    About 1.2 billion females lack access to sanitary products, and three Singaporean sisters want to reduce that number. Enter Freedom Cups, a menstrual cup that lasts up to 15 years, is cost-effective, reduces waste products and allows women to live with dignity.

  • Full Picture

    Directed by Jacob Reed
    United States | 2020
    12 minutes

    Actress, comedian and activist Santina Muha has been using a wheelchair since she was six, but with meetings, hangouts, classes and even dates happening virtually, she has a choice to make: choosing when (or if) to disclose her disability.

  • Helium

    Directed by Anders Walter
    Denmark | 2013
    23 minutes

    Helium is a touching and beautifully made short film about a terminally ill boy, Alfred, who is not particularly enamoured with the prospect of Heaven. A janitor invents an alternative place called Helium. It won an Oscar for Best Short Film in 2014.

  • Invisible Heroes

    Invisible Heroes

    Directed by Mak CK
    Singapore | 2020
    8 minutes

    Four caregivers discuss the challenges that caregivers of people with mental illness face. Caregivers Alliance Limited, which supports caregivers and empowers them with skills and peer support, has supported almost 5,000 caregivers in Singapore.

  • On Beauty

    Directed by Joanna Rudnick
    United States | 2015
    30 minutes

    Follow fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left fashion out of frustration with its narrow definition of beauty, as he re-focuses his lens to challenge convention with the help of a woman who’s bullied for the birthmark on her face, and the other an albino who lives in a society where people with albinism are hunted for their body parts.

  • The Brightness of the Arts

    The Brightness of the Arts

    Directed by Juliana Tan
    Cambodia | 2019
    5 minutes

    Healing from trauma – individually and as a society – and the power of the arts. This is the work of Phare Ponleu Selpak, a Cambodian non-profit that believes that art is the soul of a nation.

  • The Future is Now!

    Directed by Yoichi Ochiai
    Japan | 2021
    21 minutes

    Directed by renowned media artist Yoichi Ochiai, this show brings together some of the world’s leading tech companies and fashion brands and a diverse cast of models to present 11 creations in an electrifying fashion presentation.

  • The Present

    The Present

    Directed by Jacob Frey
    Germany | 2014
    4 minutes

    The story of a boy who’d rather spend his time playing videogames instead of discovering the world around him. Until he gets a surprise that changes his whole perspective.

  • The Silent Child

    Directed by Chris Overton
    United Kingdom | 2017
    20 minutes

    A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker opens the door to a new world by teaching her sign language.

  • Women with Wheels

    Women with Wheels

    Directed by Mamta Singh
    India | 2020
    8 minutes

    Delhi-based Azad Foundation trains women from challenging backgrounds to gain skills and financial independence through “non-traditional” livelihoods such as driving.

Keep me posted as new films are announced!


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True Colors Festival 2020/2021

True Colors Festival (TCF) presented by The Nippon Foundation is a series of performing arts events presented across geographies, in celebration of diversity and inclusion as “One World One Family.”

Through festivals since 2006 in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, and Japan, TCF has presented more than 1,100 performing artists from more than 30 countries and attracted more than 40,000 people.

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