In his moving, Oscar-winning documentary, director Roger Ross Williams charts the story of Owen Suskind who at three years old retreated from the world and stopped talking. Owen was later diagnosed as autistic and over the years his parents tried everything to communicate with him. The family reached an impossible-seeming breakthrough when they discovered that Owen’s passion for Disney animated movies held the key to speech and even a way for Owen to navigate the world.
“A powerful story of an ongoing search for connection and expression. With the support of a loving family and a bunch of brightly coloured cartoon characters, Owen finds a way to triumph, negotiating the tough realities of his life and heart.” New Zealand Film Festival.
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