Stepping out: the birth of a theatre of the mentally handicapped

Australia, 1980

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Sensitively explores the lives of a unique theatre group of intellectually handicapped people preparing for their first public performance at the Sydney Opera House. Two members of the group, Chris 31 and Romayne 21, who have lived in the institution since early childhood express their attitudes to each other, their lives and hopes for the future. This film was chosen as the film for the International Year of the Disabled by the United Nations. Music: Keith Jarrett Camera: Dean Semler.

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