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Stepping Out

Australia, 1980 (MIFF 1981, Documentary)

Director: Chris Noonan

In November 1979 forty institutionalized mentally handicapped people staged an extraordinary series of mime and dance performances at the Sydney Opera House The film tells the story of this event, concentrating on the experiences of two participants, Chris Dobbin and Romayne Grace.

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