Broken Hearts for the DWP is a short documentary by Dolly Sen about the deaths of disabled people related to welfare reform and how disabled people are fighting back using art, love and rage.
“Dolly’s film is one of the most important films I have seen in a long time. Urgent, powerful, devastating. We all need to act.” Maxine Peake, Actress
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Dolly Sen has a brain of ill-repute. Because of this she is a writer, artist, performer and filmmaker. Since 2004 she has exhibited and performed internationally. Her films have also been shown worldwide. Her journey as an artist has taken her up a tree in Regents Park, to California’s Death Row, to the Barbican, Tower Bridge and the Royal Academy, Trafalgar Square, and up a ladder to screw a lightbulb into the sky. Dolly’s creativity aims to put normality over her lap and slap its naughty arse. More recently, she has sectioned the DWP and has art displayed in the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Being Human’ Exhibition.
She is working class, Queer, interested in disability and the madness given to us by the world. She/They. She currently resides in Norwich in Norfolk.Northern born Caroline Cardus is an artist activist in the disability arts movement. Cardus often works collaboratively to tell stories of lived experience from disability and feminist perspectives.