Joanne, 16, from Millstreet, Co Cork, was honoured by the United Nations last April for the incredible courage and determination she has shown in defying her disability.
Joanne told the Sunday Independent that while she is “shocked and very disappointed”, she will not let the controversial IFB decision scuttle her project.
The documentary — entitled No Limbs, No Limits — was axed after the IFB said it did not believe the project had sufficient global cinematic appeal.
The film is the brainchild of Joanne’s brother, Steven, a talented filmmaker. He said the IFB claimed that it had other projects with a better chance of global cinematic success.
He explained that the IFB said No Limbs, No Limits was an important project — but that it didn’t have sufficient funding to … Read the full article on today’s Irish Independent
RTÉ: Funds needed to finish Film (July 27th)
Siliconrepublic.com: Friends of ‘no limbs, no limits’ teen to crowdfund making of documentary 27th July
Politics.ie: Discussion about the decision to withdraw funding
Irish Examiner: Irish Minister to help source funds for documentary on Joanne’s life (Aug 1st)