A Film That Re-Frames Difference

4647 Teaser – Nadine Heinze und Marc Dietschreit from heinze-dietschreit on Vimeo.

Short film by Nadine Heinze und Marc Dietschreit
Germany, 2011
8:23 Minutes
FSK: 0 years
“Prädikat wertvoll” german film commission (FbW)

Daniel is different. He’s missing something. He only has 46 chromosomes where 47 should be. How does it feel to be “different”? People with Down syndrome stand out because of their typical physical features. 46/47 dares to attempt to show the world “from the other side”. Everyone has Down syndrome. Those with only 46 chromosomes are considered handicapped. Those like Daniel. He is always immediately seen but rarely recognized.
Everyday situations, like shopping for groceries or riding the bus are torture for him – from the perspective of the so-called “normals”. His only friend knows his problem and resolves to help.

46/47 is a short film about “being different”.
The film ventures a desperately needed change of perspective (whether 46 or 47 chromosomes), plays with habitual stereotypes, tries to make “being different” an experience and asks the question “What is normal?” a little differently.


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