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World Down Syndrome Day

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In March 2016, as part of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), Breadmakers (Director: Yasmin Fedda) will be screened in Slovenia.

The screening, to raise awareness and to fight stereotypes, will take place in Ljubljana as part of a short films presentation by The Kraken Short Film Society.

Breadmakers is a short 2007 documentary film directed by Yasmin Fedda and produced by Jim Hickey and Robin Mitchell. This is a film about a unique Edinburgh bakery, where a community of workers with learning disabilities make a variety of organic breads for daily delivery to shops and cafes in the city. The Garvald Bakery is part of a centre inspired by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner where the workers realise their potential for self-discovery and creativity in a social environment.

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on 21st March every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.