The Toilet. is a quirky short animated film that explores the importance of the toilet in feeling comfortable and welcome in everyday life. It illustrates how inaccessible or unsafe toilets affect people in a range of ways, stopping some from leaving the house, and leading others to lose their jobs, or avoid food and drink, and taking day trips and holidays.
Through the stories of trans, Muslim and disabled people, we show how current toilet provisions prioritise some people’s needs at the expense of others. Toilet access is an important social and political issue and we need to fight for change.
As with all our resources, we’d love the film to be used by people campaigning for better toilet access – and we’d love it even more if you could let us know how and where you’ve used it using the form at the bottom of the materials page.
Produced by Content OD and the Around the Toilet project
Funded by AHRC Connected Communities
Director – David Moore
Animator – Michaela Wozny
Sound/Video Editor – Richard Tissington
Collaborating Producers – Charlotte Jones, Kirsty Liddiard, Gemma Nash and Jen Slater
Get in touch!
If you’re interested in screening our film then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
6 September, 2017
Umhverfis klósettið / Around the Toilet, Samtökin ’78
28 September, 2017
Scottish Queer International Film Festival
6 November, 2017
Whose Body, Whose Space? The Workstation
14 and 15 November, 2017
Manchester Animation Film Festival
9 December, 2017
Together! Disability Film Festival
31 March, 2018
Trans Pride Scotland
4 July, 2018
Creating Diverse Coalition for Equality in Neoliberal Times: Locating the Emancipatory City
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
12 September, 2018
9th Biennial Lancaster Disability Studies Conference
1 December, 2018
Glasgow Disability Alliance LGBTIA+ Anniversary Party, The Space