A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism

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Released 2009

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2009
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Unwilling to accept a gloomy prognosis for her autistic son, Keli, Margrét begins a journey from Iceland to the United States for proper treatment. Seeking answers about the cause of his complex and mysterious condition, Margrét comes into contact with foreign cultures and challenging new information about her son. In a documentary that's rich with beautiful visuals from Margrét's journey, director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson tells a powerful story of love and discovery.

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  • 85

    NPR Ella Taylor

    The star of the film is a matter-of-fact, highly perceptive Indian woman, Soma Mukhopadhyay, whose autistic adult son is now a published author.

  • 80

    The New York Times

    There is no pat resolution here, but the sight of a mother finally able to connect with her child across autism's chasm is more than stirring.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Michael Ordona

    (A)beautifully shot, fascinating film.

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