24 min / documentary / 2000 / USA
filmmaker: Duane Graves
A playful, refreshing and unsentimental portrait of Rene, made by his close friend Duane Graves. This film offers insight into Rene’s personality and opportunities for him to mug for the camera.
University of Texas student Duane Graves chronicles his charismatic childhood chum, Rene Moreno, a San Antonio native with Down syndrome, in this playful, stirring, remarkably unique portrait documentary that garnered international press on the festival circuit after winning the National Media Award from the Down Syndrome Congress in 2002.
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A playful and unsentimental portrait of Rene, a young man with Down syndrome, made by his close friend Duane Graves.
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