If you are still looking for a film for these cold nights, you may want to have a look at Strong Love (Bonnie Burt Productions, 2007) It is a documentary following two young adults, Jon and Holly, who have Down syndrome as they plan their marriage and then start their married life together. Much of Jon's life centers around weight-lifting competitions as he is a world record holder and Special Olympian. It is an interesting view into how he fits into this world. The parents and Jon's coach tell their stories of their relationships with Jon and Holly. The evolution of these relationships over the three years is quite insightful. Holly and Jon are a wonderful couple and their story would be of interest to parents, professionals, students and people with Down syndrome.
Sprout Film Festival - Strong Love was shown in this festival in 2008. The goal of this festival is:
By presenting films of artistry and intellect, the festival hopes to reinforce accurate portrayals of people with developmental disabilities and expose the general public to important issues facing this population. The goal is an enjoyable and enlightening experience that will help breakdown stereotypes, promoting a greater acceptance of differences and awareness of similarities.
If you'd like to borrow Strong Love or anything else from the library, email us or call.