At the age of three autistic Owen Suskind stopped communicating with the world around him and neither psychologists nor medical doctors were able to reach him. Several years later his father Ron makes a startling discovery – by reciting dialogue from Disney movies, he can have long conversations with his son. Documenting Owen’s long journey from quoting ALADDIN to his dad to developing a language for himself, LIFE, ANIMATED is an inspiring and entertaining film about the importance of stories and common cultural touchstones.
Roger Ross Williams
Roger Ross Williams (USA, 1973) Filmography: GOD LOVES UGANDA (2013)