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A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn) (2010)

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Margret, whose ten-year-old son Keli is severely autistic, has tried a number of treatments to help her son. Consumed by an unquenchable thirst for knowledge about this mysterious and complex condition, she travels from her home in Iceland to the United States and Europe, meeting scientists and other experts, as well as other families touched by autism. The stakes could not be higher: One in 110 children is diagnosed with autism every year, with boys outnumbering girls four to one. While she

Oct 26, 2010

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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.

September 24, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's heart-rending to watch families struggle mightily to simply connect with stricken kids. Even skeptical viewers (such as this one) will be amazed, though, to see the instances of progress captured in this beautifully shot, fascinating film.

September 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The film suffers from the attitude embodied by its self-congratulatory title.

September 23, 2010 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Don't let the unsexy subject, the pseudo-poignant vistas or the heavy-handed Sigur Rós score dissuade you: This documentary is undeniably fascinating.

September 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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An incredibly informative and emotionally moving documentary about the challenges and new developments in our understanding of autism.

October 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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A Mother's Courage finds other ways to look at autism: as Temple Grandin puts it, "If I could snap my fingers and not be autistic, would I? No."

October 1, 2010 Full Review Source: PopMatters
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A relatively benign probe into what is steadily becoming our species' most alarming epidemic.

September 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Appealing documentary about autism is hurt by some aspects of its storytelling.

September 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Don't expect Michael Moore's style of humor and irony in this largely pedagogic doc about autism.

September 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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