When his daughter was born with Down Syndrome in 2020, Ugandan-born filmmaker Moses Latigo Odida was coming to terms with a diagnosis of clinical depression. Determined to be a healthy father to his beautiful daughter, Moses embarked on a Canada-wide journey to find a Black community of people like him to support him through his new role as a Black father.

Upon reflection on his journey from Ontario to Nova Scotia and British Columbia, Moses shares three key themes that emerged through this journey: that everyone is created equal and should be treated as such; that the crisis of mental illness in the Black community must be acknowledged; and that there is beauty in the resilience of Black people in the face of oppression. The ‘Down’ series features stories of Canada’s Black caregivers that reveal the complexity of their realities and the need for support as they provide care to their loved ones.

Produced by Kigaana Productions