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OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT ME

Year: 2005

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: PG

Runtime: 26 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Sophie Hyde

Produced By: Sophie Hyde, Bryan Mason

Language: English

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Eddie's journey toward increased independence forms the story of this documentary while Eddie, with his witty banter and continual commentary, interacts with the filmmakers/camera/viewer.

While most films of this kind focus on the concerns of the parents of children with a disability, this film takes a unique perspective, allowing the filmmakers and Eddie's family to guide us through whilst maintaining a focus on Eddie's own changing perspective - what is important to Eddie and what does he feel gives him a sense of independence?

OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT ME defies stereotypes of a person with Down Syndrome and explores implicitly the notion of choice and control in Eddie's life. How will Eddie respond to the changes being imposed on him and how will turning eighteen live up to Eddie's high expectations?

"Next year I'm gonna be 18, when I'm 18 I'm gonna get my own own place, have a car, have a nude girlfriend and you can come around to my place for pizza." - Eddie on his 17th birthday.

  • Finalist in the 2005 ATOM awards in the short form (under 30mins) category

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Follow this link to view a trailer that includes this title as well as other disability titles: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC2I0-VQcJQ

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