Peter Gwazdauskas, a child with Down Syndrome, attends a normal school with regular students. The documentary follows Peter and how much he has improved throughout the school year.

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This is a sequel of Educating Peter. The documentary follows Peter Gwazdauskas, a boy with Down syndrome. It follows him in his adventures in middle school, high school, and his high school graduation.

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Peter Gwazdauskas, a child with Down Syndrome, attends a normal school with regular students. The documentary follows Peter and how much he has improved throughout the school year.

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Producer Thomas C. Goodwin's Oscar win for this was posthumous, as he died a few months prior to the award show. See more »

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Peter serves as inspiration for us all
7 February 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Educating Peter" is an enlightening and informative look into the life of a child affected by Downs Syndrome.

It's fun to watch as Peter adapts to his new school and learns to interact with other children, and it seems as though they learn as much from him as he does from them. His zany misadventures with his classmates serve as moments of laughter because all of us wish, at times, we could be as care-free as Peter.

This Academy Award winning documentary should be seen by everyone; it is unforgettable and Peter will provide a topic of discussion for a long time to come.


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