Roger Ross Williams
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.
Followed by a panel discussion with Matthew Day (Project Manager, Number 6 One Stop Shop), Chris Griffiths (Pasda trustee & Carer), Colin Williamson (Public Speaker & Autistic Individual) and Richard Ibbotson (Executive Director, The Richmond Fellowship).
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