A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son.


Michel Orion Scott
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Cast overview:
Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson ... Self - Narrator
Kristin Neff ... Self
Rowan Isaacson Rowan Isaacson ... Self
Kendal Stewart Kendal Stewart ... Self (as Dr. Kendal Stewart)
Temple Grandin ... Self (as Dr. Temple Grandin)
Dale Rudin Dale Rudin ... Self (as Dr. Dale Rudin)
Simon Baron-Cohen Simon Baron-Cohen ... Self (as Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen)
Roy Richard Grinker Roy Richard Grinker ... Self (as Dr. Roy Richard Grinker)


OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY chronicles 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. This film delves into the strange world of autism, horses, shamanism, and Mongolia while telling the story of a family that will go to the end of the earth to find a way into their son's life. Written by Michel O. Scott

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How far would you travel to heal someone you love? See more »




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please correct the information on this film, it's Mongolia, not "Inner" Mongolia, a province of China
31 August 2010 | by mergenSee all my reviews

please correct your information on this film, it's shot in Mongolia, not "Inner" Mongolia, a province of China. It's great that the Isaacson's can exploit their son's mental condition to make a movie, but spare us the New Age bull about shamanism. Both parents come across as so self-absorbed that it's no wonder that the kid has tantrums. I'm sure that the parents of children with mental disabilities must wonder how these unlikeable people get to perform for profit. Did Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Grinker and the other talking heads really know how silly this movie was going to be. Why did they lend their names and reputations to this?

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Release Date:

18 November 2011 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Over the Hills and Far Away See more »

Filming Locations:

Inner Mongolia, China See more »


Box Office


$160,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,554, 4 October 2009

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1.85 : 1
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