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54 min / documentary / 2010 / Poland (English subtitles)

filmmaker: Piotr Sliwowski



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

Downtown is a small town of people with Down syndrome, where people can go when they feel bad — that is what the song says. The filmmakers accompanied the author of the photographic project and his models — young people with Down syndrome who, with the help of the photographer, stylists, and their own imagination, impersonated various characters known from the world of fairy-tales and pop culture, revealing through the stylized frames a world of dreams and a piece of truth: about themselves, about universal desires.

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