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Praying with Lior -- Praying with Lior asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a "spiritual genius." Many believe Lior is close to God - at least that's what his family and community believe, though he's also a burden, a friend and inspiring.
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Lior Liebling ... Himself

Directed by
Ilana Trachtman 
Produced by
Erin Edeiken .... assistant producer
Roberta Morris Purdee .... consulting producer (as Roberta Morris)
Roberta Morris Purdee .... line producer
Ilana Trachtman .... producer
Original Music by
Andy Statman 
Cinematography by
Slawomir Grunberg 
Ari Haberberg 
Film Editing by
Zelda Greenstein 
Sound Department
Dan Walter .... sound mixer
Editorial Department
Charlie Gelber .... colorist
Simeon Hutner .... additional editor
Erica Freed Marker .... assistant editor (as Erica Freed)
Rosie Nakamura .... assistant editor
Music Department
Brian Deming .... music score recordist
Other crew
Brian Batka .... production assistant
Beckett Horowitz .... outreach supervisor
Lisa Hepner .... special thanks

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Very worthwhile watching, 14 December 2012
Author: richardtapp93

While some of the above reviews found this movie "superficial" and lacking in philosophy, my own experience is that the movie speaks for itself. The dialog doesn't attempt to guide you to any specific conclusions, but it does encourage philosophical thought. Since this is a documentary, and all of the footage is real, you can see and judge for yourself about the philosophy. It won't be spoon-fed to you. Which in my opinion is the best way to present something like this. If you can walk away from this movie without thinking about things with a wider view, then you missed the whole movie. It also gives an inside view of some of the Jewish culture, and shows his actual Bar Mitzvah, and the preparations leading up to it. It was educational for me. Thumbs up!

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