“Life, Animated” by Roger Ross Williams
Tuesday 14 February 2017, 19:00
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:
The film has English subtitles and has a run time of 91 minutes
Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.
Registration on the night starts at 18:30
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