In the print version of the journal, Hilary Harper form ABC’s Radio National discusses how Down syndrome is represented on the big screen following the release of two feature films in Australia. Ride Like a Girl was a box office smash and featured Steve Payne as himself and Gryffin Morrison playing his younger self. Kairos is a gritty independent feature film that cast Chris Bunton in a leading role and featured other characters with Down syndrome in supporting roles.
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Check out the trailers for the Ride Like a Girl and Kairos
Plus another feature film is taking the world by storm and coming to Australia as this issue went to print. Zack Gottsagen makes his big-screen debut opposite Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson in the widely acclaimed Hollywood Film The Peanut Butter Falcon.