This is the story of Peruvian-Canadian Bryan Russell, the first person with Down syndrome anywhere in the world to run for public office. He is also the first person with Down syndrome to graduate from university in Peru.
The short won the Best Short Award at Film Slam. It has also played at the Cleveland International Film Festival, HIFF, The Durban International Film Festival, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
“It’s great to see Candidato 34 putting a spotlight on a real-life Rocky in Bryan Russell.”
“Marley creates a rich cinematic portrait with Candidato 34.”
“In 38 minutes, Candidato 34 filled me with hope and possibility. This little film speaks volumes about representation, kindness, and perseverance.”
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