The video starring 21 successful people with Down Syndrome

by Beatrice Credi - 2015.03.25
The video starring 21 successful people with Down Syndrome
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Pierre-Henri cooks for none other than France's President Hollande. Emmanuel Joseph is a musical prodigy. Then there's the punk band representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest. What do they have in common? Down's Syndrome, as well as the fact they are part of a video directed by the French group 'Les amis d'Eléonore'. In three minutes, it gathers 21 portraits of young people with the disability who have successful careers or are looking for their vocation. The video was presented on 21 May at the Economic, Social and Environmental Committee (EESC), an event during which the association that did the filming also published a document containing 21 proposals for improving the health, employment and school integration of people living with Down's syndrome, to protect them from discrimination and support them in full autonomy.

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