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Catalogue Number:  A297-001
Producer:  Libra Television
Producers:  Lynch, Louise
Directors:  Barnes, David
Producing Agencies:  Libra Televison
Subject:  Guidance, Health
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin:  United Kingdom
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  62:28

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International Emmy Award winning and BAFTA nominated collection of eight short documentary portraits, featuring children from across the UK with a range of differences, disabilities and medical conditions who explain “what it’s like to be me”.

The films are emotive, insightful and have been praised for their non-patrionising approach.  They convey the theme of inclusion whilst subtlety educating the viewer about what it's like to live as a young person with a difference.

Archie and Charlie are ten-year-old twins with cerebral palsy. Archie plays wheelchair basketball which gives him a chance to socialise and be part of a team. Archie sees his coach as a role model who inspires him.

Rebecca is a ten-year-old girl who has a nut allergy. We see how this has an impact on Rebecca's diet and how she makes choices about where she buys things and what she eats.

Phoebe is a seven-year-old girl with type 1 diabetes. Although she has this condition, she wants to be treated as a normal girl. She has to resist eating sweets, difficult at times like Halloween.

Theo is a ten-year-old boy with a visual impairment. He does not want to be treated differently because of his disability and he doesn't like it when people are being too nice to him.

We meet Alexandra, a seven-year-old triplet who unlike her other two sisters has Down's Syndrome. We see how Alexandra's sisters, Felicia and Eleanor, play a big part in her life, helping her with everyday things.

Alisha is a nine-year-old girl with asthma. She talks about how it affects her life and the things she finds difficult. Alisha's asthma is a serious medical condition and an attack can be fatal.

Robbie is an 11-year-old boy who has epilepsy. Robbie suffers from absences where he doesn't know where he is. Although they don't last very long, they have the potential to be very dangerous in certain circumstances.

Sophie is a nine-year-old girl who has dyslexia and struggles with reading and spelling. She talks about how she feels about the condition and how she finds ways to do things differently.

Prizes won:

International Emmy Award Winner, Best Children's Factual Programme
BAFTA Nominee, Best Primary Learning Programme
RTS NW Nominee, Best Children’s Programme,
Kidscreen Award Nominee, Best One Off, Special or Movie
Broadcast Digital Award Nominee, Best Children's Content
Learning On Screen Award Nomination
Finalist in the Japan Prize

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