Tying With the Community

  • Shira Avni,
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  • 3 min 24 s

Tying Your Own Shoes is an intimate glimpse into the exceptional mindsets and emotional lives of four adult artists with Down Syndrome. An artful, four-way essay about ability, this animated documentary explores how it feels to be a little bit unusual.

In her follow-up to her award-winning film, John and Michael, filmmaker Shira Avni pursues a deeper understanding of esteem and disability by inviting Petra, Matthew, Daninah and Katherine to consider their pasts, relationships and ambitions. Tying Your Own Shoes is a hybrid of auteur documentary and animation cinema, two forms with which The National Film Board of Canada has developed a world-renowned expertise over the past 70 years.

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Film Credits

writer
Shira Avni
director
Shira Avni
story
Matthew Brotherwood
Daninah Cummins
Katherine Newton
Petra Tolley
animation
Matthew Brotherwood
Daninah Cummins
Katherine Newton
Petra Tolley
editor
Carrie Haber
original music
Luigi Allemano
sound design
Luigi Allemano
foley
Karla Baumgardner
re-recording
Shelley Craig
location audio
Salim Hammad
location video
Salim Hammad
producer
Michael Fukushima

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