Learning Disabilities

Picture: Two yopun men with Down-Syndrome reciting a poem in a park

Daniel

Daniel spends his holidays in a camp organized for people with Down syndrome. Talks between him and his friends circle mostly around love and girls.  

Picture: A boy with a lack of chromosomes celebrating his birthday with his trisomic friends

Downside Up

Downside Up reveals a world where everyone has Down’s syndrome.
Until one day Eric is born, a boy who’s completely different.  

Picture: A kneeling young man with trisomy 21 in an aircraft hangar

The Battle

Kayah is a young artist born with trisomy 21. In «The Battle» he narrates his thoughts on identity, power, passion and despair through dance.  

Picture: A smoking woman and one of her colleagues in front of an office building

Koala

Business executive Mercedes has insulted her new assistant, a young man with Down Syndrome. A psychologist interviews her on the incident.  

Picture: A couple sitting on the lawn, she leaning her head against his shoulder and smiling happily

Mon Amoureux

On Saturday, my sister is gonna take us by car for a week-end in the countryside. And then, finally, my darling Romain will be my lover!  

Picture: Two young men smiling broadly

Anders & Harri

Anders and Harri are best friends. They share the interest for music. Anders is also very fond of trains. A film about friendship, fears, trains.  

Picture: A smiling couple in a cafe

Rendez-Vous

Two people have a date in a restaurant: a quite regular situation for us but for them a very special moment.  

Picture: Black and white film still of a group of small children gazing into the camera with grim and curious faces

Scrapbook

Nearly 50 years after the shooting by Jeffrey Paull, autist Donna Washington watches and comments footage on herself and other disabled children.  

Picture: A bridal pair, both with Down-Syndrome

Uno Màs, Uno Menos

Ana is a journalist planning a documentary film. She is unexpectedly drawn into the world of Lourdes, a young woman with Down syndrome.  

Picture: A business man looking puzzled

The Interviewer

Thomas Howell gets more than he bargained for at an interview at a law firm: An insult about his tie, a rendition of Harry Potter, and much more.  

Picture: Portrait of a woman with Down-Syndrome

Sweetheart

Lou longs to break away from her sister Ashley. Frustrations come to a head when they become rivals in love.  

Picture: A young man with down syndrome recording himself with a dictaphone at a bus stop

Be My Brother

A young man with down syndrome challenges with his charm and charisma the prejudices of a stranger at a bus stop.  

Picture: A young man with down syndrome operating the bottlery machine of a wine-growing estate

Uva Viola

A short documentary on the three youngsters with down syndrome working in a professional environment. And with no social worker in sight!  

Picture: Two young men on a balcony

El Carro Azul

His grandmother´s death brings Hansel from San Francisco back to Cuba to take care of his brother Marcos. But the two brothers have grown apart.  

Picture: Two women fixing the veil on a bride's head.

Love and Independence in East Providence

Lori and Peter were soul mates from the moment when they met first.  

Picture: Street sign announcing Atalissa

The Men of Atalissa

For decades, a group of men with intellectual disabilities seemed happy living in a small Iowa town. Then their neighbors found out the truth.