Documentary 2016 | 80’

Spanish with English subtitle

Saturday 17 June_6:00PM | Queens Building

CHILE

Director: Maite Alberdi

LOS NIÑOS

(THE GROWN-UPS)

Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés have been attending a school for children with Down Syndrome for 40 years and are starting to tire of this safe, familiar environment. Now over 45 years old, they yearn for freedom on a more personal level. Sadly, the society they live in is not equipped to cater to their desire for more independence. In spite of the training they receive on becoming “responsible adults,” all four remain dependent on others to make decisions for them. Director Maite Alberdi draws us into the microcosm of these four “young adults” through this moving – and at times confrontational – portrait, made with great compassion and a sharp eye for composition.

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