Saturday, October 3, 2009
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
What better way to start my blogging for Down Syndrome Awareness Month than by paying tribute to Pablo Pineda? Pablo won the best actor award at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival for his role in Yo Tambien ("me too"). He portrays the character Daniel, who like Pablo himself, earned a college degree (the first person with Down syndrome in Europe with a college degree) -- the story follows Daniel at his first job where he falls in love with a colleague. I look forward to seeing the movie and hope it hits the states soon -- it will be released in Europe on October 16th. Bravo, Pablo!