Two of the films in our DOWNs Town Theater come from filmmaker and father, Girard Sagmiller. The first, Dakota’s Pride, introduces us to several people with Down syndrome (Ds) and professionals who care for them. It tells the story of a father looking for answers about Ds after his family’s newest addition is diagnosed with the genetic condition. The second, Dakota’s Pride 2.0 is a follow-up to that film. In it, Sagmiller re-connects with some of the stars of the first film, 10 years later.
The PBS documentary Dakota’s Pride
In December, 2016, Dakota’s Pride 2.0 won a Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award!
We had the honor of showing Dakota’s Pride 2.0 at the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival in January!
And in April you’ll be able to catch Dakota’s Pride 2.0 on the big screen in the Kansas City Film Festival.
We hope you’ll hop over to the Mall Theater and check out the listings for both films which include how you can watch them!