A friend of mine asked me if I had had the chance to check out Sue May's latest documentary entitled Bernardino. I hadn't and when I found the trailer below, my heart couldn't help but burst open for this powerful loveangelist named Bernardino.
Hot off of post-production, Sue's recently submitted the film to the top festivals around. Make sure to spread the love around by sharing it with your friends, tweeting it, etc. You can also check out other works by Sue's company My Dog Spot Productions.
"Bernardino is a short documentary featuring the life of a hardworking 56-year-old Mexican dwarf, living with his extended family in the southwardly shadow of downtown Los Angeles. Bernardino’s brother brought him from rural Mexico to the United States for a “better life.”
Bernardino was born severely deformed with a large protruding hump rounding his back arching over his tiny frame as both of his feet bow outward causing him to shuffle forward. Bernardino suffers from major health issues, yet faithfully works 8 to 10 hours a day, six days a week. Bernardino has never asked for or received public assistance from either the United States Federal or California State governments. Bernardino supports himself.
The heart of Bernardino’s story is courage, family, community, interdependence, and above all, self- acceptance.
Bernardino will touch your heart."