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.