Meta House and Phnom Penh’s child development/mental health clinic Indigo International have joined forces to show interesting documentaries related to child development and mental health on a regular basis. We have the aim to raise awareness and to inform the audience on these topics. Each movie will be introduced by one of Indigo International’s professionals, and after the screening questions can be asked.
The first screening is the Oscar nominated and multiple award-winning documentary ‘Life, Animated’ (2016, 92 min). It’s the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child, being diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. As Owen withdrew into his silent state, his parents almost lost hope that he would find some way to meaningfully interact with his world. However, that way was found through animated films, especially those Walt Disney Pictures, which provided Owen a way to understand the world through its stories to the point of creating his own. This film covers the life of Owen and how he manages to become as functional as possible with the help of Disney and his family to the point of having his own life. However, Owen soon learns as well that there is more to real life than what Disney can illustrate in animation even as his family prepares itself for an uncertain future with him.
Erik Van Kemenade, working as psychologist at Indigo International, will give a short introduction on the characteristics of autism before the screening. After the screening there is a possibility to ask him questions.
Date & time: Saturday June 3rd 2017 at 4 pm
Location: Meta House, 37 Samdach Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh.
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