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Moving Bodies Moving Boundaries – a perception change to Down syndrome

Melbourne, August 10: Presented by Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – IFFM 2016 and Hoyts Melbourne Central, e.motion21’s Moving Bodies Moving Boundaries – a film on Down syndrome, will open with a world premier on August 19.

Moving Bodies Moving Boundaries is a portrayal of the challenges to perceptions about Down syndrome, yet a moving and inspiring interpretation that reinforces the impact of varying expectations.

e.motion21 took a group of 60 youth with Down syndrome and their carers to India to document their experience in meeting with acclaimed Indian director Onir.

Moving Boundaries - at the TajMahal
Moving Boundaries – at the TajMahal @SarahOsborne

Confronting, colourful and insightful, the documentary follows the lives of 6 young people from India and Australia who meet at the World Down Syndrome Congress, in Chennai India.

Those with Down syndrome are often shut out from opportunities to participate in activities, which many others take for granted. The documentary embraces the universality of humans living across vastly different cultures, and inspires deeper understanding and embracing of difference.

This film is an honest depiction that is humorous and challenging all at once. “Moving Bodies Moving Boundaries is a beautiful and authentic insight into human potential, and society’s influence on all of us”, said Cate Sayers, Founder and Director of e.motion21.

Through portraying the personal stories of families living with Down syndrome in India and Australia, the film will challenge stereotypes and misperceptions of Down syndrome, to effect real change. Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability with 7 million people living with Down syndrome living in the world today.

Go Indian @SarahOsborne
Go Indian @SarahOsborne

India has the highest number of babies born with Down syndrome worldwide. The documentary is intended to appeal to the general population. Its aim is to emotionally engage viewers, and to take them on their own personal journey of growth, as they bear witness to the uniqueness and universality of humans.

World Premiere: Friday 19 August 2016 @ 7pm

Running time: 70 mins.

More at www.hoyts.com.au

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