3 min / music videos / 2013 / USA
filmmaker: Cam Lasley
The title track from hip hop artist Cam Lasley’s latest album, ‘Against These Walls’.
Doctors and physical therapists weren’t sure what to tell Marcy and Tom Lasley when their second child came into the world in1982. Cameron Lasley was born with Down syndrome, and in those first days, pediatricians didn’t know whether he would walk or talk or do anything other kids do. These days, Cam Lasley does more than walk and talk. He is a talented rapper who has released a number of albums and continues to create music that speaks of his personal journey.
Sam has a passion to be a dancer, but is too shy to realize her dreams. When Peaches (her magical inner-diva-cum-drag queen) materializes on one night, Sam’s dreams transform into reality.
Daisy waits in a bar for her online date – he is late. A man offers her a drink and she mistakes him for the date who has stood her up.
Tom holds a secret in his human heart; a wing beat and a flutter, and it’s bursting to take flight in this tale of magical realism.
Lou may have Down’s Syndrome but she is more than capable of looking after herself and she longs for independence.
A teenage girl who feels left out and ignored by her peers, is inspired to do something audacious in order to get noticed.
A playful and unsentimental portrait of Rene, a young man with Down syndrome, made by his close friend Duane Graves.