Praying With Lior
USA, 2007, 87 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Religion, Social Issues
Special Presentation in cooperation with Mizel Arts & Culture Center
The winner of numerous Audience Awards for Best Documentary, Praying with Lior asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a “spiritual genius.” Many believe Lior is close to God -- at least that's what his family and community believe -- though he’s also a burden, a best friend, an inspiration and an embarrassment, depending on who is asked and when. As this moving and entertaining documentary moves to its climax, Lior must pass through the gateway to manhood - his Bar Mitzvah.
DIRECTOR: Ilana Tractman
US Distributor: First Run Features
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