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Life, Animated

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Directed by Roger Ross Williams| 2016 | USA | 91mins

An autistic teenager learns to communicate through Disney films in this brilliant documentary.

Focusing on autistic teenager Owen, Life, Animated tells the story of his fascination with classic Disney animations and how they have given him both a pathway to understanding language and a framework for making sense of the world.

By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with vérité scenes from Owen’s life, the film explores how identification and empathy with characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel offer a conduit for him to catalogue his emotions and interpret reality.

This is an unsentimental and powerful coming-of-age tale, offering a moving insight into both the experience of autism and the transformative possibilities of cinema.

"Incredibly moving documentary. An educational achievement masquerading as a feel-good documentary, and a must-watch” – Lanre Bakare, The Guardian

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