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

production company

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

producer/director

Tom Kelly

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Man Alive

Group of items

Man Alive

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015618

Language

English

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

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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