“Have you ever seen the rain on a sunny day?” is an ongoing long-term project about the story of Angelica and Emanuele Redaelli, siblings linked by a very special and rare bond.
Angelica is the first-born child, is 23 years old, lives in a small town in the Northern Italy and is studying to be a doctor; Emanuele, the youngest, has slightly almond-shaped eyes, a sweet smile and a boundless love for Disney animated movies and Christmas.
The project shows the life and the everyday routine of these siblings, also by papers, drawings, images and old photographs of childhood, and testifies how they cope with the minor and major day to day problems of life. Emanuele, in fact, is one of the approximately 38,000 individuals in Italy affected by Down syndrome, the most common chromosome abnormality in humans, caused by the presence of a third copy of chromosome 21. Despite this, the Redaelli family has learned to face life with a smile, taking advantage of and turning what happened to them into something positive.
Therefore, thanks to Lele - as everyone calls him -, every day has been turned into an extraordinary day, they have been learning from each other, they have become children again, they have been touched by common events, they have rediscovered the happiness of an afternoon spent watching Disney animated movies and the tenderness of sleeping together all night, for fourteen years. They have been learning to take care of each other, to not take anything for granted and to live truly.
The story of these two siblings is a proof of authentic Life, with all its highs and lows, which inspires the viewer. The main purpose is to try to change something in the way society deals with disabilities and to bear witness to one of the strongest emotional bonds: simply the one between a brother and a sister.
To watch the YouTube interview of this project click here: