In this article, I examine the messages in the documentary, Praying With Lior (Trachtman, 2007), which was recently released in DVD format and is available through online rental. As the sibling of a 53-year-old sister with Down syndrome and a teacher educator in the field of special education and disability studies, I am very interested in the representation of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the media. Is the portrayal too saccharine? Is the portrayal realistic? Could the portrayal be true for others with intellectual disabilities or only the individual in the film? Are negatives glossed over or shown too clearly in the film (Black & Pretes, 2007)? Does the film present disability as social stigma? These and many other questions I reflected on after two viewings of the film, Praying With Lior, as well as hearing a lecture by the producer, and interviewing Lior's brother,...

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