A documentary film written by Marie Mitterrand
Directed par Jean-Baptiste Martin
53 minutes (2006)
With the belgium public Tv channel RTBF, and in co-production with the french channel KTO
Broadcast in Belgium on RTBF 1 :
3 october 2006 at 11 pm,
4 october at 9:10 am.
Broadcast in France on KTO :
24 october at 23:05 pm.
Selected at the FIGRA 2007
International Festival of Current Event Report and Documentary
in France, at Le Touquet, from the 21rt to the 25th of march, 2007.
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|In France, Cécile, mother of six childs, remember when she was announced the handicap of her fith baby|
What can you do when the doctors announce you during the pregnancy that your baby is handicapped, for example Down's syndrome ?
Many parents decide during the pregnancy to abort, or if the annoucement is at the birth to give their disabled baby to adoption.
Few couples choose to accept their baby as an ordinary one.
Some other couples, already parents of healthy childrens, have choosen to adopt a disabled child.
This film draws in France, Belgium and Switzerland, the profiles of biological parents who do not want to welcome their disabled baby, as well as families who accept those children.
|In France, Violaine, 20 years old, with Down's syndrome, adopted at seven months.|
|In Belgium, Jairaj, born in India, with a spina bifida, adopted by a family from Belgium, with his sister Anna.|
|In Switzerland, Dominique and Christine where expecting twins when the doctor told them that one of the baby had Down's syndrome.|
|In Belgium, Jairaj, his adopting mother Véronique and one of his sister Anna.|
|In Switzerland, Matthias, with Down's syndrome, with his parents Anne and Bertrand, and his sister Elise.|
|In Switzerland, the twins Marie and Nicolas|
|In France, Violaine|