Life, Animated

“Life, Animated” by Roger Ross Williams

Tuesday 14 February 2017, 19:00

Runtime: 91′

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.

The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

The film will be followed by an interactive discussion with:

  • Peter Vermeulen – Co-director of Autisme Centraal,
  • Aurélie Baranger – Director of Autism Europe,
  • Dima Yared – Human rights officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional office for Europe (ROE).

The film has English subtitles and has a run time of 91 minutes


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Registration on the night starts at 18:30

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Partners Ciné-ONU, 14 February