JEWEL (Television Release USA 2001)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Jewel does not inspire nor does it raise awareness for Down Syndrome children. The movie runs throughout as an effort to support a child with Down Syndrome and then ends with a weak relinquishment of that child to an institutional facility. It seems a convoluted story with a double message that seems confusing. 

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A woman gives birth to a Down’s Syndrome child and tries to give the child a life. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Paul Shapiro for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Terry Gould for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Jewel Hilburn (Farrah Fawcett), Leston Hilburn (Patrick Bergin), and Cathedral (Cicely Tyson). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The movie presents a double message that creates confusion for the audience. It makes the audience wonder why someone battled for years for a child only to finally relinquish it to another caretaker.

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