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Saturday, May 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
SESSION 10.2 Uplifting Down: Nigeria LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Judge's Recommended Rating:  PG, Documentary

DIRECTOR will be in Attendance!

"Uplifting Down: Nigeria" is a documentary about filmmakers and professionals in the special needs field who traveled to Lagos, Nigeria to explore the current state of care and well-being of people with Down syndrome there.
While recording interviews at the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, filmmaker Steve Gatlin sat down with Mrs. Rose Mordi from Nigeria to capture her story. Mrs. Mordi explained that when her daughter was born with Down syndrome 28-years before, doctors told her she was a "snake," and not a "human-being," and needed to be taken to the river and drowned. At that moment Gatlin knew he must to go to Nigeria to learn more about their beliefs, customs, fears and misconceptions about Down syndrome. Accompanying him were three educators from the United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay who share an equal interest and concern for the well-being of people with special needs around the world.

There is much work to be done towards acceptance and education of those with special needs on a global level, “Uplifting Down: Nigeria” hopes to be the spark that will inspire others to open their hearts and minds towards a greater future for all.



Saturday May 21, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Allen Theatres - Galaxy 8 4501 N Main, Roswell, NM 88203

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