Free 2 Be Me

Director

"“Free 2 Be Me” is a heartfelt documentary about a group of dancers, all of whom have Down Syndrome. It's the triumphant story of family, love and the power of self expression through dance and it’s incredible effect on this underrepresented group of people. The film follows company director, Colleen Perry and her group of dedicated dancers and their families for their Spring 2013 season.  Through intimate interviews with family members, the film focuses on three dancers. 3 year old Natasha, and her parents, Juan and Margarita, have only just begun the journey of living with a child who has Down Syndrome.  9 year old Bella, one of the most high functioning of the group, she is charming and a fabulous performer.  And Melissa, 19 years old, with Down Syndrome as well as Autism and heart issues. She seems to face the most obstacles.