The Gulbenkian cinema (University of Kent, Canterbury) will be showing the film “My feral heart” on Saturday 10 December at 1500 hrs. This will be preceded by a short introduction from Square Pegs; a not for profit drama group based in Kent, who help young people to develop communication and social skills, confidence and self esteem through weekly drama workshops, creative activities, theatrical performances and social events. We work with young people age 7 – 25 who have a learning disability, social communication difficulties or who find it hard to fit in with mainstream activities.
There will also be a post show discussion and question and answer session which everyone is invited to attend and which Dr Nick Gore, Tizard Centre, will be running.
A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score. (Taken from Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Programme).