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Filmmaker Kerr debuts "Pathfinders"

Recent SCAD graduate completes project
highlighting sibling experiences

 

Edmeston, NY, October 7, 2019 ... In celebration of October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Pathfinder Village will debut a new documentary, Pathfinders, a film by Katherine Blakeley Kerr, a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Ms. Kerr, who graduated magnum cum laude in 2019, completed the 12-min. film this past spring as part of her final coursework at SCAD, Savannah, Ga., a private, nonprofit college that prepares talented students for creative professions.  Ms. Kerr is presently an intern at Florentine Films, Walpole, NH, where she is assisting on a new documentary project, Hemmingway, by noted documentarian Ken Burns.

Pathfinders explores the filmmaker's relationship with her brother, Zack, who has Down syndrome and now resides at Pathfinder Village, a renown residential community for people with developmental disabilities that was founded in 1980. The film also shares insights into how Village supports and services have provided a foundation for Zack, as he has matured and grown as an integral member of the greater community. 

The film will debut in mid-October through the Pathfinder Village website, and will be shared through its social media accounts.  Please follow the link below to see the introduction clip for Pathfinders.

"Pathfinders" Documentary Teaser from Katherine Blakeley Kerr on Vimeo.

Pathfinder Village is a community for people with Down Syndrome in upstate New York, that gives their residents extended learning and independent living opportunities they wouldn't have otherwise. This documentary captures the uniqueness of Pathfinder, and the life-changing effects it has had on its residents, their families, and staff members.

“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village