Up Syndrome

University of Texas student Duane Graves chronicles his charismatic childhood chum Rene Moreno, a San Antonio native with Down syndrome, in this playful, stirring, remarkably unique portrait documentary titled Up Syndrome.


Duane, in his childhood, had difficulty understanding Down syndrome and hoped to make Rene up by making him smile and laugh.

Duane and Rene were inseparable. This multi-award-winning documentary has garnered international acclaim and includes interviews with Rene, which are interpreted by Duane. What causes Down syndrome? How can Down syndrome be detected?