ÁINE is a story about raising a daughter in a world that has already defined her potential. This documentary short film follows the life of a young girl with Down Syndrome from her mother's pre-natal findings through to her present day challenges. As the family navigates unexpected turns, this little girl will sass you with her tenacity for life and her love of music.
Such a powerful film. Áine is a hero from a family of heroes!
Potential energy is the energy possessed within a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors.I believe that anything is possible for my child. She is not typical. I am not blind to the fact that she has limitations. I also believe that no one gets to say what she can or cannot be based on her disability.
Alexandria Cree, Writer
Past Screenings & Press
Easterseals Disability Film Challenge 2020
Nominated for BEST FILM
NewFilmmakers LA 2020
Feature celebrating the Easterseals
Disability Film Challenge; special mention of its
BEST FILM Nomination for ÁINE
Featured interview w/ filmmakers
Alexandria Cree & Kristen Hilkert
Heartland Film Festival
October 10, 2020
Portland International Film Festival
October 12, 2020
October 18, 2020 - November 17, 2020
Springboard Foundation Film Festival
December 1, 2020
Bridges International Film Festival
December 25, 2020
WINNER of BEST "We can do" FILM
Thank you so much for making this incredible documentary. I think the whole world has fallen in love with your daughter.
Danny De Lillo, NewFilmmakers LA
Exceptional! Made me cry...made me laugh...what a range of emotions I experienced in just a few minutes!
Short. Sweet. Film Festival
February 24 - 28, 2021
Garden State Film Festival
March 23 - March 28, 2021