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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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On DVD: Oct 26, 2010
Box Office: $1.8k
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Critic Reviews for A Mother's Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn)

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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.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010
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.

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

Full Review… | September 23, 2010
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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2010
Time Out
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

An incredibly informative and emotionally moving documentary about the challenges and new developments in our understanding of autism.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
Spirituality and Practice

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