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The Horse Boy -- An intensely personal yet epic spiritual quest, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through the breathtaking steppes of Mongolia in an attempt to find shamanic healing for him.
The Horse Boy -- The journey of the Isaacson family as they travel through Mongolia in search of a mysterious shaman who they believe can heal their autistic son.

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18 November 2011 (Germany) See more »
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How far would you travel to heal someone you love? See more »
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OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY chronicles the journey of the Isaacson family as they travel through Mongolia... See more » | Full synopsis »
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(13 articles)
War Horse
 (From Scorecard Review. 6 January 2012, 7:56 AM, PST)

Autism on film: can cinema get it right?
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 4 April 2011, 8:39 AM, PDT)

Guth Gafa Fest 2010 Announces Highlights
 (From IFTN. 13 May 2010, 8:17 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Rupert Isaacson ... Himself - Narrator
Kristin Neff ... Herself
Rowan Isaacson ... Himself
Kendal Stewart ... Himself (as Dr. Kendal Stewart)

Temple Grandin ... Herself (as Dr. Temple Grandin)
Dale Rudin ... Herself (as Dr. Dale Rudin)
Simon Baron-Cohen ... Himself (as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen)
Roy Richard Grinker ... Himself (as Dr. Roy Richard Grinker)

Directed by
Michel Orion Scott 
 
Produced by
Rupert Isaacson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kim Carroll 
Lili Haydn 
 
Cinematography by
Michel Orion Scott 
 
Film Editing by
Rita K. Sanders 
 
Sound Department
Justin Hennard .... location sound
Matt Ludwick .... sound re-recording mixer
Gabe Sandoval .... recording engineer: studio narration
Charlie Uniform Tango .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Bailey .... second camera
Alex Daboub .... additional camera
Michelle Green .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Jennifer Bahr .... editing intern
Mike Curtis .... post-production consultant
Alex Daboub .... editing intern
Troy Gonzales .... editing intern
Michelle Green .... assistant editor
Kyle Henry .... post-production consultant
Jared Ravens .... color correctionist
 
Transportation Department
B. Dagvadorj .... driver: Mongolia
Gambat .... driver: Mongolia
N. Khadbaatar .... driver: Mongolia
Tsedee .... driver: Mongolia
 
Other crew
Ts. Amartuvshin .... horse guide: crew 2
Chimeddavaa .... horse guide: crew 1
Zolzaya Dashzeveg .... cook
A. Bold Erdene .... horse quide: crew 2
D. Gambold .... horse guide: crew 1
T. Ganzorig .... horse guide: crew 2
Undarmaa Gold .... additional translator
Ch. Odkhuu .... horse guide: crew 2
B. Oidov .... horse quide: crew 1
Batbayar Oidov .... horse guide: crew 1
Batjargal Oidov .... horse guide: crew 1
Tulga Otgonbaatar .... guide: Mongolian
Tulga Otgonbaatar .... translator: Monlogial
Naranbold Radnaabazar .... assistant: Mongolian guide and translator
Adam Rosenbloom .... location production assistant
G. Tsogtbayar .... horse guide: crew 2
 
Thanks
Brandon Gonzalez .... special thanks
Rowan Isaacson .... special thanks
Rupert Isaacson .... special thanks
Judy Klain .... special thanks
Kristin Neff .... special thanks
Stafford O'Neal .... special thanks
PJ Raval .... special thanks
 

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USA:93 min
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Australia:M | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Ontario) | Germany:o.Al. | USA:Unrated
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4 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
From The West To The East, 19 October 2009
Author: druid333-2 from United States

Rowan Isaacson is a four year-old boy,who has to live with a severe form of Autism. His parents are at wits end with his uncontrollable fits of screaming and crying and carrying on. During a walk with his Father (Rupert Isaacson),he bonds with an old horse,owned by their next door neighbour. Rupert gets the idea of taking his family to Mongolia to have his son healed by tribal Shamans (spiritual healers). It seems like the trip may be a failure from the start,but things begin to happen to Rowan (and the rest of the family,which also includes Rowan's Mother,Kristin Neff as well). First time director,Michel O.Scott (who also photographed & edited this documentary)went along to record the proceedings. The documentary video (shot on HD video)has some real nice scenic photography of the rugged,untamed countryside of Mongolia. We get to see some of the healing rituals of the tribal Shamans (which I really admired,as this culture is pretty much a mystery to most Westerners). This documentary isn't perfect,but still well worth checking out (my only two quirks I could have easily lived without are the occasional sojourns into toilet training,as Rowan had a real incontinence problem,which is rather graphically depicted on screen,plus the music score tended to feature some schmaltzy,New Age drone,rather than some Tuvan throat singers,which I would have much preferred). Not rated by the MPAA,but contains some brief strong language & some unnecessary gastric accidents from young Rowan that could have been left on the cutting room floor

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