Film still from Cover, 2022
In 2021, Djofray was one of the five artists selected and commissioned to produce new work through Studio3Arts Black Art Matters programme. For the commission, Djofray interviewed a group of young people with learning disabilities to tell their stories.
Statistics from a 2021 report show that 15.9% of English school pupils are identified as having special educational needs (SEN) or learning disabilities. This percentage has increased steadily over the past five years. Only 3.9% of young people with learning disabilities have a formal care plan in place to support their needs. Many more go undiagnosed, misunderstood or unsupported, and many people still feel the need to hide or cover their disabilities. This film shares the experiences of Djofray, his friends and a group of young people with disabilities from Eastbury Community School in Barking.
The film will be presented in Summer 2022.