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Tax On Me – Fighting the Care Tax with Hip-Hop

By on August 24, 2017 in News

Tax on Me

Mediaco-op proudly presents 'Tax on Me'- 4-minute hip-hop protest film fighting the unjust 'Care Tax', one beat at a time! Please share and let's #fightcaretax ! Don't forget to turn up the audioMade in collaborations with SCVO Inclusion Scotland Scotland Against The Care Tax ENABLE Scotland Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Quarriers Values Into Action Scotland C-Change Coalition of Carers In Scotland Forward Mid Glasgow Disability Alliance Inclusion Neighbourhood Networks Self Directed Support Scotland Sense Scotland Screen Academy Scotland Ccps – Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland

Geplaatst door Mediaco-op op vrijdag 11 augustus 2017

23-year-old filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi from Riddrie in Glasgow has a disability that means she needs 24/7 support.

Kiana is producer, director and star of a new 4-minute campaign film ‘Tax on Me’ which has been supported and funded by members of Scottish Against the Care Tax, including the Coalition of Carers in Scotland

The ‘Care Tax’ affects Kiana and over 10,000 other people with disabilities in Scotland. It costs individuals a total of £18 million a year.

Kiana makes her protest against the injustice of care charges using the unexpected format of hip-hop – with music track by the renowned Indian-Scottish hip-hop artist Bigg Taj, recent winner of third place in the UK Beatbox Championships.

‘Tax On Me’ tells Kiana’s own story. Kiana needs support to make her daily life possible; the ‘Care Tax’ claws back money from her wages, benefits and student bursary. She sees it as unjust financial discrimination against disability. Her new film “fights the Care Tax one beat at a time”.

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