Tying Your Own Shoes: A film featuring artists with Down syndrome

The film “Tying Your Own Shoes” features artists with Down syndrome who were given a chance to create animated self portraits. Here, a trailer for the film and a review from the Toronto Star, which calls the short film “nothing short of wonderful.”

`I’m a little bit unusual but I’m fine.”

As apt a description of Down syndrome – or any diversity, for that matter – as you are likely to hear.

It comes from a sweet and insightful short film Tying Your Own Shoes, 16 minutes of wisdom and whimsy from four artists with Down syndrome. They were part of a summer animation workshop offered by filmmaker Shira Avni, who challenged them to create self-portraits on celluloid. The results are nothing short of wonderful.

via Short film offers wisdom from artists with Down syndrome – Healthzone.ca.


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