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Dancing With Downs

Directed by Elizabeth Wood
8 min / documentary / 2009 / Spain

Madrid dance troop Danza Down enchants audiences with classical ballet, traditional Spanish dance and musical theatre performances. What makes the dance troop special is that all of the dancers in the troop have Down Syndrome.

Dennis

Directed by Christopher Louie
6 min / music video / 2006 / USA

The story of a man who copes with his disability by living through his dreams. The only problem is that even in his dreams he cannot escape the reality of his existence.

Discovering the Truth with Tanner DeMita

DIRECTED BY MATTHEW GRCIC
9 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2014 / USA

Tanner discusses the time when he learned about his diagnosis of being autistic, and how it has actually helped him understand why he is the way he is.

Down In Number 5

Directed by Kim Spurlock
18 min / narrative / 2009 / USA

Retired coal miner Carl Short, 65, lives with his 40-year-old son Sammy, who has Down syndrome. Carl suffers from black lung. When money from a class action lawsuit fails to materialize, Carl realizes his options are running out.

Down To Be Up

Directed by Victoria Rondón and Steven Vega
7 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / US

An uplifting and courageous glimpse into a young woman with Down syndrome and her daily struggles. Exploring simple complexities of the everyday, María Barbara takes us into the deep recesses of her heart, finding meaning in what most of us take for granted.

Downtown

Directed by Piotr Sliwowski
54 min / documentary / 2010 / Poland

Downtown showcases the work of Polish photographer Oiko Petersen, who decided to feature people with Down syndrome in a high fashion photo spread.

Extra Ordinary

DIRECTED BY DAVID QUINN
5 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2013 / CANADA

A glimpse into the lives of two young individuals with Down Syndrome living happy and fulfilling lives. With the goal of increased acceptance for the Down syndrome community, this film was created to challenge the associated stigmas. People with Down syndrome can, and do, lead meaningful, happy lives.

Family Life

DIRECTED BY YVONNE DUBOURDIEU
8 MIN / DOCUMENTARY / 2012 / CANADA

Can individuals with developmental disabilities be good parents? “Family Life” profiles Clement & Karen Lefebvre and their two children.

Finding Fred

Directed by Geoffrey Kappenberg
10 min / DOCUMENTARY / 2010 / USA

Finding Fred shows the development of love, admiration and enormous devotion between two brothers once separated by the Willowbrook State School, an institution for “children with mental retardation.”

The filmmaker gently guides a discussion about the past, present, and future, showing that with support, everyone can learn. This is a love story of brothers reunited.

Flying Anne

DIRECTED BY CATHERINE VAN CAMPEN
21 MIN/ DOCUMENTARY/ 2010 / THE NETHERLANDS

Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’. Anne suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome.