An intimate story of the daily trials of individuals suffering from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
"Since I started at the supermarket I've been reborn". Jonas likes his job at the supermarket, the buzz of activity, the new faces. Now that he is learning to read, he takes great pleasure in deciphering the labels on products. He likes going home tired and happy after a day at work. At home, he revises for his driving theory test on his computer. He can look forward to road trips up and down Denmark and to Germany with his girlfriend if he passes. Moving day, and Cecilie sees her new flat for the first time. "I can't get my head round it!" After the initial joy, she becomes overwhelmed by emotion and crumples to the floor, her hypersensitivity getting the better of her. On bad days, she has to draw the curtains and stay indoors, to avoid setting it off. Soon, however, she is relishing the prospect of enjoying evening sunsets from her new terrace: "Wow! I'm going to sit out here every evening and enjoy it." The snippets of life with FAS presented in Sensitive Souls depict the constant challenges faced by individuals like Jonas and Cecilie. The non-judging lens shows us the ups and downs they experience as they teeter on the threshold of adulthood. Their remarkable will to free themselves of foster homes and carers aand create lives of their own leaves a lasting impression. LEARN MORE.
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