Well animated with a natural dialogue track aids emotional understanding of autism
Made using real drawings from people suffering from autism, and using narration from those able to express their memories and their feelings, this short film was produced as part of Channel 4's autism awareness campaign in 1992. The animation is interesting throughout, although it is a mix of styles that takes a picture drawn by one of the contributors and expands it into movement before running it into other contributions. If you require Pixar quality animation then a) you'll be let down here and, b) you're an idiot, because most animation out there is more akin to this film than the multi-million budget stuff. The altering styles is interesting though and it helped keep me interested.
Of greater value is the dialogue; it never goes into medical detail of autism but instead just allows those sufferers to speak for themselves about their habits, memories and feelings. It is interesting and naturally delivered by all involved and all the stories/feelings are backed up well by the animation. I imagine this is not going to be an easy short film to find but it is worth seeing for the personal insight it does give and is worth seeing by anyone who wants to improve their emotional understanding of autism.
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