This film is part of Free

A Hidden World

Leonard Cheshire on disability – directed by David Lean.

1977 23 mins



Leonard Cheshire speaks to camera – and David Lean’s behind it. Lean was friendly with Cheshire and no doubt directed the low-budget film, produced on behalf of the Ryder-Cheshire charity, free of charge. Cheshire’s wide-ranging discussion of disability here and worldwide, illustrated with interspersed stills and footage, offers up much useful material for anyone studying the history of how disability is viewed.