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Thursday, January 17, 2013

We Happy Few

Matt Walker, an actor and filmmaker in Sydney and Los Angeles, has an older brother who has Fragile X.

He is directing a feature length documentary called We Happy Few. The film is about "giving a deeply personal insight into the intellectually disabled community in today's fast paced world – filled with inspiring first-hand accounts of achievements (against all odds) and frank discussions on the struggles facing this community today and into the future."

A couple of quotes from the trailer: "At the end of the day there are over 650 million people around the world - and the number is growing every single day - with people with disabilities globally that deserve to have their stories told accurately, fairly, realistically, and whenever possible, told by a person with a disability."

And this one from Gail Williamson (director of Down Syndrome In Arts And Media) “There is a lack of availability of images, and the more images that are put out there the more acceptance overall in our world.”

Just watching this short, almost-six-minutes trailer leaves me wanting to see more; to see the rest of the story. I hope Matt is able to see his vision through to the full documentary.



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6 comments:

T said...

This sounds like a great documentary - I hope I'll be able to access it in the UK x

Jess said...

You always share such great links and videos!

I really enjoyed this one. Hopefully I'll be up to speed and find it when it's finished.

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ahoy.jenni said...

I agree with the last commenter, you do share great links, you are a great source of info.
Thanks for sharing it, it is great to see what people are doing....

ahoy.jenni said...

I agree with the last commenter, you do share great links, you are a great source of info.
Thanks for sharing it, it is great to see what people are doing....

Shelley said...

this looks good - I hope I get to see the final film one day...thanks for the link.