- Directors: Nathan Meier
- Producers: Nathan Meier, Logan Madsen, Brian O'Hare, Azadeh Navai
- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Studio: Logan's Syndrome LLC
- DVD Release Date: October 2, 2018
- Run Time: 76 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- ASIN: B07HGBM6GC
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Logan Madsen is one in a billion. Literally. He and his sister share a life-threatening lung disease and Miller syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting fewer than thirty people in the world. Despite malformed arms and hands, Logan paints hyper-realistic pictures boldly depicting his body and his struggles with autism. Through the unwavering devotion of his mother and support from his sister, Logan is able to rise above his disabilities in pursuit of becoming a great artist.
Winner! Best Documentary --Carmel International Film Festival
"That rare documentary that not only allows the viewer to empathize and learn from a sensitive portrayal of its subject but also empowers that subject by allowing him to describe his world in a disarmingly unabasged light. By navigating the subject's world with him in such a raw, real way, Logan's Syndrome shows us that the only victims are those who underestimate the resiliency of the human spirit." --MovieMaker Magazine
"This film is not just another documentary. It provides a frank, behind-the-scenes look at a young man who has disabilities but is much more than his disabilities. It shows how Logan Madsen has taken advantage of his physical differences to give his visual art a perspective that few others could even imagine, much less equal. At times his story is brutal in its honesty, but this only prepares the viewer for an uplifting message of perseverance and hope." --Lynn Jorde, PhD, Executive director of the Utah Genome Project
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But don't get me wrong... the film is not a pollyanna story that gets neatly tied up with a bright red ribbon in the end. Thankfully, the filmmakers - who are obviously extremely talented craftspeople - have more respect for Logan and his family to minimize their ongoing struggles.
My advice? Watch it. Watch it again.
Then send it to your friends and family members and give them the same advice.
In my many years of working with variously handicapped children, I found that it was pretty routine for the father to abandon the family and leave the wife to take their children to their many doctor appointments alone. To raise them alone. These mothers and children were also reduced to poverty when the husbands paid only the minimum children's support. I saw it over and over, so did we all who worked in the field.
The children in the documentary are greatly to be admired, as is their mother. The father's attitude alone, the unvarnished callousness, makes it unwatchable.