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Release Me

UK, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Fiction)

Director: Frances Lea

Roy and Janet are young, in love and have Downes syndrome. Together they fight for their rights to freedom of choice and self expression. This remarkable film was made with the involvement of the 'Free For AH' Drama Group. (JB)

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