2004

July 12, 2005
PBS — POV
USA
English
57 minutes

Documentary which follows up the subjects of LITTLE PEOPLE, another documentary by the same director, Jan Krawitz. I’m pretty sure I saw the earlier film, though it couldn’t have been during the release year. There is some smiling-through-adversity here. There are tears and pride. The most interesting thing brought up happens pretty late in the film when the issue of having children comes up. Two little people have a 75% chance of giving birth to a little person. Should they? If a genetic test should be developed that can show in utero that a child will have dwarfism, should the mother carry the baby to term? No easy answers. The participants all seem to be okay with their situation. The everyday tasks that we do without thinking are time-consuming and tiring to them.

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Written by Michael W. Cummins