Helmed by National Award winning director Onir, Raising The Bar is a 70-minute documentary which had its Indian premiere last evening in Mumbai. The film’s screening saw an array of faces from the entertainment business who came in support of the film including ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, actors Tanishtha Chatterjee, Shreyas Talpade, Rasika Dugal, Sohail Khan, Sanjay Suri, Nidhi Singh, Isha Talwar and others. Also spotted were Mini Mathur, Parmeet Sethi with wife Archana Puran Singh along with the director of the documentary, Onir, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the co-producer of the film and the owner of Mind Blowing Films in Melbourne.
The attendees got a chance to meet the special kids with down syndrome who came in for the screening along with their parents.
The film is a poignant tale which follows awe-inspiring stories of six young individuals with Down syndrome from two different continents who all meet at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai. Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability and India has the highest number of babies born with Down syndrome worldwide at almost 30,000 per year. Raising The Bar breaks stereotypes, telling a tale of love, determination, and the human spirit, and refusing to accept traditional constraints placed by society. The documentary feature intends to create awareness and emotionally engage its viewers with its universal message of inclusion and diversity, celebrating the differences that make us all unique.