Down: Canada's Black Caregivers

For Black people in Canada, underrepresentation in society is commonplace, which is a reality experienced with deeper complexity in the Black disability community, particularly among caregivers. Ugandan-born filmmaker Moses Latigo Odida, whose three-year-old was born with Down Syndrome, wants to confront negative attitudes and practices that ostracize Canada’s Black caregivers. The series title ‘Down’ is a homonym that hints at Black caregivers feeling emotionally ‘down’ because of the challenges they face, while remaining ‘down’ for the responsibility of raising their loved ones, including those born with Down Syndrome.