CI PROVO (TRY I WILL)| 54mins
Director: Susana Pilgrim | Producer: Susana Pilgrim
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Germany
CI PROVO is a documentary about the experience of 22-year-old Down syndrome student attending the University, he is the first intellectually disabled person to be granted an Erasmus scholarship to study in Spain. Italy abolished special schools and it restructured its education system to enable handicapped and children without disabilities to study together. He is not only preparing for a pedagogical career, he is also becoming more independent. He lives in a rented apartment with friends, finds a girlfriend and works. It reflects how difficult is for him to live in a world that is not accustomed to see the diversity in the society.
The modern world offers us many stories of different-ness, some of these are charged with emotion and feeling. This is one of those moving stories, one stirring reflection and illustrating the desire to live life.