Amber has Down’s Syndrome and is about to start primary school with her twin sister, Olivia. Although at first her experience is positive, she starts to struggle and asks to stay at home. Olivia tries to help her sister with her school work, in the knowledge that if the situation doesn’t improve, Amber may have to go to a different school.
The film follows the challenges for both girls through 4 years of primary school and charts the changes in their relationship, uniquely from their own perspectives. Amber and Me is directed by their father Ian Davies. Ian has worked on several documentaries before as a producer. This is his first film as a director.
World Down Syndrome Day takes place each year on March 21st. Watch _Amber and Me _in celebration!
“A lovely, lovely film.” - Mark Kermode, UK’s leading Film Critic
“A beautiful, tender portrait of childhood.” Rachel Wexler, Producer of Emmy award-winning film The English Surgeon