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A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009)

Sólskinsdrengurinn (original title)
TV-G | | Documentary | 2 April 2010 (USA)
2:30 | Trailer
The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son.
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Credited cast:
Margrét Dagmar Ericsdóttir Margrét Dagmar Ericsdóttir ... Documentary Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David G. Amaral David G. Amaral ... Himself - Interviewee
Simon Baron-Cohen Simon Baron-Cohen ... Himself - Interviewee
David Crowe David Crowe ... Himself - Interviewee
Taylor Crowe Taylor Crowe ... Himself - Interviewee
Geraldine Dawson Geraldine Dawson ... Herself - Interviewee
Temple Grandin ... Herself - Interviewee
Lisa Helt Lisa Helt ... Herself - Interviewee
Portia Iversen Portia Iversen ... Herself - Interviewee
Linda Lange Linda Lange ... Herself - Interviewee
Catherine Lord Catherine Lord ... Herself - Interviewee
Joseph E. Morrow Joseph E. Morrow ... Himself - Interviewee
Soma Mukhopadhyay Soma Mukhopadhyay ... Herself - Interviewee
Tito Mukhopadhyay Tito Mukhopadhyay ... Himself - Interviewee
Sally Rogers Sally Rogers ... Herself - Interviewee


The Sunshine Boy is a moving, compassionate portrayal of a mother's desperate quest to understand the perplexing condition that controls her son. A journey through different countries, where every stop-over opens a new path into the depths of autism - and places her son in a strikingly different perspective as it reaches the end. Written by Anonymous

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autism | hope | See All (2) »


Unlocking an autistic mind




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English | Icelandic

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$822, 26 September 2010

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (anamorphic)
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