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Behind the Shadow of Merrick
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Behind the Shadow of Merrick is a ten minute film made for the Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum by film-maker David Hevey in collaboration with archivist Jonathan Evans. The film uses objects, documents and stories related to Joseph Merrick (more widely known as the Elephant Man) to examine issues surrounding disability in the past and present day.
Keywords: museums, archives, objectification, disabled people, history