Amber And Me
Tue 01 Jun 2021 - Wed 30 Jun 2021
Closed captioning available
Available on demand
With our cinema currently closed, we have partnered with Initialize Films to bring you a documentary to mark World Down’s Syndrome Day. Find more virtual events here >>
Dir. Ian Davies | 60 mins + 20 min pre-recorded Q&A
Amber has Down’s Syndrome and is about to start primary school with her twin sister, Olivia. Although at first her experience is positive, she starts to struggle and asks to stay at home. Olivia tries to help her sister with her school work, in the knowledge that if the situation doesn’t improve, Amber may have to go to a different school.
The film follows the challenges for both girls through 4 years of primary school and charts the changes in their relationship, uniquely from their own perspectives.
Amber and Me is directed by their father Ian Davies. Ian has worked on several documentaries and fiction features before as a producer / consultant. This is his first film as a director.
‘…one of the most touching portrayals of childhood that you’re ever likely to see.’
Isobel James, The Mail On Sunday
‘A beautiful, tender portrait of childhood’
Rachel Wexler, Producer of Emmy award-winning film The English Surgeon.
‘A beautiful, positive film. I was blown away.’
Hilary Wainer, SEN Inclusion Teacher
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