Andre the Anti-Giant
Catalogue Number: AAI001
Producer: Amazing Ain't It Entertainment Inc.
Producers: Saltarski, Kim
Directors: Saltarski, Kim
Producing Agencies: Amazing Ain't It Entertainment Inc.
Subject: Diversity, Documentary, Guidance, Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 16:47
Andre the Anti-Giant is the remarkable journey of 3-foot-something actor, comedian, and disability advocate Andre H. Arruda. Though born with a rare genetic condition called Morquio Syndrome, Andre hasn’t let it – or misguided ableist preconceptions – prevent him from fulfilling his show business dreams.
Supported by a loving family, Andre defied an early prognosis that he wouldn’t live beyond his teens, becoming a regular at Canadian comedy clubs despite their limited accessibility and the harassment of those who insist on defining him by his stature.
When a new medical complication threatens to leave him paralyzed, Andre must summon that defiant spirit yet again in order to retake the stage. With insights from his loved-ones, friends, and fellow comics, Andre the Anti-Giant is an intimate an inspirational tale of hope, hardship, and hilarity.
Winner of BEST FILM ABOUT SHATTERING STEREOTYPES - The 9th International Disability Film Festival
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