The film looks at the boys' day to day lives, therapies they receive, and the support from their friends and families. Josh is homeschooled mostly for health reasons. His immunity was quite low and he was away more than he was at school when he wasn't homeschooled. Suphot attends the local high school and has friends that enjoy him, look out for him and help him. Josh and his mother are very involved in their church and the film looks at how he fits in. There are a few stereotypical comments from friends and supporters, but overall, it is a very good look at the lives of these boys..
It is an interesting film and points out the contrast in the lives for people with disabilities in these two countries. It would have been even more interesting if their disabilities had been similar, but it was still a good look at the issue of disability in Australia and Thailand.
The other DVD in this week is season one of The Specials, the internet series about a housed shared by five friends with intellectual disabilities (some with Down syndrome). The series won a Webby award. The DVD includes the 10 episodes in high quality video as opposed to the compressed version shown on the internet. It also includes housemate profiles as well as the ability to have subtitles. It is quite a
good series and worth watching in a this more convenient format.
The Specials website which includes a preview of their upcoming documentary, plus interviews with the housemates and other information of interest.
If you'd like to borrow either of the DVDs or anything else from the library, just call or email.