Monday, February 12, 2007

Think of me first as a person....

Roger Richards of the Virginian Pilot has done a two-part video about the subject of a father's home movie, "Think of me First as a Person."

Roger's moving story combines old family footage with current video to show the life of Dwight Core, Jr., a Down syndrome man who was institutionalized by his family when he was a child. Dwight's father recorded film and audio many years ago about the conflicting emotions of putting your own son in an institution. Now, Dwight's sister cares for him at home.

Roger's work shows the value of treating your subjects as persons first. Empathy and care shine through in this piece, making a video that will move you.

Great stuff!

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