Butterflies In My Stomach

    Pitch Video

    The true story of a woman with Down syndrome who overcomes discrimination, and her own fears, to blossom into an artist.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 10 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Billiam James ,  British-Columbia

    Synopsis

    This is the true story of Teresa Pocock, a woman with Down syndrome who has overcome discrimination and her own fears, to blossom into an award-winning artist and author. Four years ago, at age 49, Teresa was written off as "incapable" and was forced into a old-age nursing home in Ontario. Teresa did not want to live there. Her father and a sister rescued her, and Teresa moved across the country to B.C. to start a new life. “Butterflies in My Stomach” will tell her remarkable journey: How 26,000 people on Change.org, as well as civil rights organizations, and the media, helped Teresa get an apology from the government. And how Teresa’s new community in Vancouver, helped her to have confidence and emerge as a professional artist and a self-advocate. This is a story that needs to be told.

    Links

    Facebook Page
    Twitter
    Teresa Pocock: See the Ability
    Artist written off as incapable blooms in Downtown Eastside
    Teresa's Change.org petition: 26,000 signatures

    The Team

    We work together using storytelling, art and music to advocate for all people with disabilities and differences. We engage our community and focus on each person's unique abilities.


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