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Life, Animated

autism

Life, Animated

Release Date: March 03, 2016

Year    :   2016
Slogan    :   «When he fell into silence, movies gave him back his voice»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   A&E IndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions
Director    :   Roger Ross Williams
Producers    :   Julie Goldman, Robert DeBitetto, Robert Sharenow, Roger Ross Williams, Ron Suskind, Carolyn Hepburn, Carolyn Hepburn, Molly Thompson, Lindsay Richardson, Christopher Clements
Writers    :   Ron Suskind
RunTime    :   91 mins.

At three years old, a chatty, energetic little boy named Owen Suskind ceased to speak, disappearing into autism with apparently no way out. Almost four years passed and the only stimuli that engaged Owen were Disney films. Then one day, his father donned a puppet—Iago, the wisecracking parrot from Aladdin—and asked “what’s it like to be you?” And poof! Owen replied, with dialogue from the movie. Life, Animated tells the remarkable story of how Owen found in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world.




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