This is not just a documentary about a boy with autism. It’s also a film about seeing the world through film, and that’s something we can all attest to. 262 more words
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Hank: Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist whose son, Owen, developed autism at the age of 3. For years, Owen didn’t say a word, until one day he broke from his silence by repeating a line from “The Little Mermaid.” “Life, Animated” is a sweet, inspiring documentary about a boy who sank into an abyss of isolation, but emerged thanks to the magic of Disney movies. 458 more words
Life, animated, directed by Roger Ross Williams (2016).
Score: beautiful and understanding.
Autism, like many other mental disorders, is barely understood by the mainstream. There is a trend in fiction to introduce highly-intelligent, socially inept characters such as Sheldon Cooper (he’s not crazy, his mother had him tested), … 391 more words
Life Animated is a documentary that I first heard about on WHYY when they interviewed Ron Suskind who wrote the story about his son Owen. At the age of two, Owen started to lose his motor skills along with his perfectly structured speech patterns. 214 more words