Based on the groundbreaking book written by Naoki Higashida when he was only 13 years old, this extraordinary film takes viewers on a sonic dive into the interior worlds and fascinating daily experience of the lives of five nonverbal autistic young people. Luminous and exquisitely wrought, this sensitive and empathic multi-portrait offers a highly cinematic portal into a rich human experience that will be new, profound, and illuminating for many.(Courtesy of Kino Lorber).  

Winner: World Cinema Documentary Competition Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director Jerry Rothwell and Subjects Benjamin McGann & Berta McGann.

DOC NYC Live event: Happened on Friday, Nov. 13 at noon ET on Facebook Live – Novelist David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) talks to filmmaker Jerry Rothwell about his award-winning film about the lives of nonverbal autistic young people.

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Executive Producer: Stewart Le Marechal, Jonny Persey, Peter Webber, Jody Allen, Paul G. Allen, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Ruth Johnston, Carole Tomko, Lizzie Francke
Producer: Jeremy Dear, Stevie Lee, Al Morrow
Cinematographer: Ruben Woodin Dechamps
Editor: David Charap
Music: Nainita Desai
Language: English
Country: USA, UK
Year: 2020
Publicist: Cinetic Media
US Distributor: Kino Lorber