David

Canada, 1979

Film
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Episode of Series “Man Alive”.
David is a young actor with Down’s Syndrome, chosen to portray a mentally handicapped adolescent in a Canadian television play. Points out society’s unwillingness to accept potential from those with Down’s. David speaks about his condition to a school class and is shown skating, swimming, jogging and cycling, and interacting with family and friends. Suitable for middle and upper secondary and tertiary levels.

Credits

producer/director

Tom Kelly

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33156

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Discrimination against the handicapped

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Autonomy in adolescence

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Discrimination against the handicapped

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Down's syndrome

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Family relationships

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped - Psychology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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