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18q: A Different Kind of Normal

2011
1h 20m
Biography/Documentary
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Cast

Director

Veronica Wain

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Synopsis

An intimate, autobiographical documentary with an eclectic mix of 3D animation, observational footage, home video and personal interview, by filmmaker, Veronica Wain, as she navigates life as a single mother when her youngest child, Allycia is with a rare chromosome abnormality known only as Chromosome 18 deletion. After being told there were only a handful of people living with the condition, a ten year search culminates in their meeting an international community, numbering in the hundreds, in the United States. This touching film, featuring beautiful images captured by photographer Rick Guidotti explores ideas about normality, disability, beauty, religion and science as the family embarks upon their journey to find other people born with the same condition

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