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Three Children in Every Thousand

Synopsis

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"I sat down and cried about it ... and I thought, Well, she's useless now, she's never going to be any use to anybody."
At least three children in every thousand are born mentally handicapped: this documentary is about what it's like to become the parents of such a child. Many will find that possibility too awful to think of. Those who stay to watch will find parts of this film record of three children and their parents disturbing and depressing; they will also find much that is heartwarming and hopeful.
"I thought, I'm going to swot it up, and she's going to be the first genius mongol in the world!"
(From Bristol)

Contributors

Reporter: Suzie Fleming
Producer: Colin Thomas






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