Marie Michael Library

Title

Tying Your Own Shoes John and Michael

Length

16:11 min.

File No

191

Format

DVD

Description

Petra, Matthew, Katherine and Daninah offer a perspective about what it feels like to be born a little bit unusual. In this animated documentary, filmmaker Shira Avni pursues a deeper understanding of esteem and disability and combines self-portraits with first-person narratives to challenge stereotypes about Down Syndrome.  Also included is the short film John and Michael that pays homage to two men with Down Syndrome who shared a loving relationship that deeply affected the filmmaker.

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