Much like people who have Down syndrome, the films they star in are varied and cover topics that can be unexpected.

Yolk is a short film from Australia that looks at emerging sexuality and curiosity.

Lena, a teenager with Downs Syndrome, is fascinated by sex and all the mystery that surrounds it – fertility, desire, and the mechanics of childbirth. When she steals a sex book from a mobile library, her mother forces her to take it back in an embarrassing family spectacle that only strengthens her daughter’s rebellious and irrepressible desire.


Yolk from jeremy.luc on Vimeo.

This post is part of our A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 with the theme Down syndrome in the media.


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