The Sky is the Limit – Film About CRC Student with Down’s Syndrome Receives Worldwide Acclaim

The work of a talented Cambridge Regional College student with Down’s syndrome has been seen across the world after her mother created a moving film of her life.

Emma Anderson, a student on the college’s special needs Skills Matrix course and an accomplished artist, has exhibited her work at leading galleries – including Tate Modern.

The 25-minute film, “The Sky is the Limit”, made by her mother Mirka and film editor Juan Ballesteros, has won accolades at film festivals in Chile, the USA and Spain, and recently won silver at the World Human Rights Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Emma, who paints and sculpts, also attends the Rowan Foundation art studio for adults with special needs, where she works with clay and develops her drama skills.

To see the remarkable film of Emma’s life, watch below or click here 

Jennifer Pryke, Skills Matrix course leader at CRC, said: “Emma is a very talented artist and her work has received a national audience in a number of galleries, even featuring in Tate Modern.

“The artwork she has created with us here in college has enabled her to go on to do other things, and we are very proud of her achievements. Emma’s mother has made a remarkable and very moving film about her daughter and we are delighted that it has proved such a success.”

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