Roger Ross Williams
Part of the For Crying Out Loud Season
Aged 3, Owen Suskind developed autism and withdrew into silence and distant thoughts. His loving parents struggled tirelessly to reach him - to interact in some meaningful way - but hope was fading. Enter Walt Disney, and a revelation that would change all of their lives.
Young Owen was using his beloved Disney animated films to make sense of the world around him, and - as we see in this endearing coming-of-age documentary - this was the breakthrough he needed to reconnect with his family and forge ahead into young adulthood.
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