Program Contents: 56 minutes
Copyright Date: 2007
A DOCUMENTARY BY BONNIE BURT
Strong Love is the story of world-class weight lifter Jon Shapiro and his childhood sweetheart Holly James, both of whom were born with Down syndrome. This documentary follows the couple over the course of three years, starting with their decision to get married. Their challenges, their triumphs, and their complex, sometimes surprising relationships with family and friends are at the heart of this inspiring film.
WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
|•||...from Down Syndrome News:"Some scenes will make you cry, others will make you laugh. All in all, it's a picture of life full of surprises, challenges and joy."|
|•||... from Video Librarian, March/April 2008:"An uplifting story (in more than one sense), winsomely told."|
from Educational Media Reviews Online: "Technically the film is very strong, the camera angles, original music and editing helped maintain my interest. The story moves quickly and answers the questions that come to mind about these two lives...Because the film has such human-interest appeal, and deals with some universal themes it will appeal to a wide audience and can be useful in many ways."