Amber and Me + Q&A (2020)

  • British, Documentary, Captioned
  • 59min

Available to rent until 17 April 2021

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 soon starts to lose interest and asks to stay at home. Olivia is keen to keep her twin sister in the same school and so begins the struggle of keeping the girls together.

This intimate documentary follows the challenges for both girls through four years of school and charts the changes in their relationship, from their own perspectives.

Amber and Me is directed by the girls’ father Ian Davies. Having worked on several documentaries before as a producer, this is his first film as a director.

This film has bonus content available. After the film, scroll down to watch our pre-recorded 20 minute Q&A with director Ian Davies.


‘One of the most touching portrayals of childhood that you’re ever likely to see.’ - The Mail on Sunday

‘A beautiful, tender portrait of childhood.’ - Rachel Wexler, Producer of Emmy-winning The English Surgeon

This screening marks World Down Syndrome Day, which takes place on Sunday 21 March

Available to rent until 17 April 2021

Director

Ian Davies

Subtitles

English

Country

United Kingdom

Bonus Content

Q&A with Amber, Olivia and Ian Davies
23m

This video features two Q&As. First is a short interview with sisters Amber and Olivia talking about what they think of the film and what it was like filming it. This is followed by a longer, in-depth discussion by the film’s director (and Amber and Olivia’s dad) Ian, about his decision to make the film and his experience of each stage of the process of making it.