Olivia Wilde and Meadowland director, Reed Morano joined forces and created a video, to create a very moving message about Down Syndrome.
The 2-minute video clip is called, “How Do You See Me?” educates the masses about the genetic disorder by showing how people with syndrome view themselves, and how others around them view them.
Wilde lives her everyday life, while being narrated by AnnaRose Rubright, a 19-year-old university student from New Jersey with the disorder. In the video, Rubright says, “This is how I see myself,” as Wilde is pictured in front of a mirror.
Rubright continued to describe herself, “I see myself as a daughter, a sister, a best friend. I see a person you can rely on. I see myself meeting someone I can share my life with. I see myself singing, dancing and laughing until I cannot breathe. And also crying sometimes. I see myself following my dreams even if they are impossible—especially because they’re impossible,” Rubright says, before revealing herself in the video. “I see myself as an ordinary person with an important meaningful beautiful life. This is how I see myself. How do you see me?”
Some really deep stuff.
Director, Morano shared the PSA on Instagram captioned, “Wanted to share a part of a little film that I directed/shot that taught me so much in such a short amount of time about #love. Made with the help of people I love.”
Shortly after, Wilde put up the IG video and wrote her own message, “This is a snippet of a short film I feel incredibly moved to be a part of, called #HowDoYouSeeMe, directed and shot by @reedmorano, in honor of #worlddownsyndromeday. Link to full film in bio.”
If you aren’t scared to cry, watch the video below.