Duo (film)

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Duo: The True Story of a Gifted Child with Down Syndrome is a 1996 independent film produced and directed by Alexandre Ginnsz, starring his 12-year-old brother Stephane Ginnsz. It is notable for featuring the first lead actor with Down syndrome in film history.

Awards[edit]

  • WINNER OF THE MARTIN SCORSESE BEST FILM AWARD (1996)
  • WINNER OF THE WARNER BROS. PICTURES BEST FILM AWARD (1996)
  • WINNER OF THE WASSERMAN AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (1996)
  • FINALIST AT THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (1996)
  • OFFICIAL ENTRY AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS (STUDENT) (1996)
  • NOMINATED FOR THE T.A.S.H. MEDIA AWARD (1996)

"...for best promoting the inclusion of people with severe disabilities in all aspects of community life and reaching a national audience."

... and following the release of Duo on DVD in 2005:

  • Featured Guest at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention (2005)
  • Featured Guest at the New York Sprouts International Film Festival (2005)[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. G. Film Productions (http://duo.agprods.com)
  2. ^ Sprouts Film Festival archives (http://www.gosprout.org/film/prog05.htm#sunday)

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