9 min / documentary / 2016 / Cuba (English subtitles)
filmmaker: Claudia Balmaseda Orellanes
In Cuba, a group of mothers bring their children with Down syndrome to perform with joy and verve in a park for a public audience. They perform with joy and verve in a park for a public audience. This Spanish-language film gives a rare and unseen glimpse into the lives of Cubans with intellectual disability. Their parents, like parents everywhere, share in the excitement and pleasure of seeing their children succeed.
Filmed in Cuba as part of NYU’s Documentary Production course, a unique cross-cultural filmmaking program where NYU and Cuban students collaborate throughout the semester to create films together in Havana.