Monday, April 7, 2008

"Strong Love" focuses on couple with Down syndrome making their life together

Filmmaker Bonnie Burt posted a comment to my "Memory Keeper's Daughter" entry about her 2007 documentary about a couple with Down syndrome.

She describes the film as "the story of world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both of whom were born with Down syndrome. This documentary follows the couple over the course of three years, starting with their decision to get married. Their challenges, their triumphs, and their complex, sometimes surprising relationships with family and friends are at the heart of this inspiring film."

You can watch the trailer of the film at A study guide is being developed for the documentary, which has received positive comments from Down syndrome organizations.