Online Screening

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).  

This film has English language closed captioning available.  For more information about closed captions and accessibility at DOC NYC, please click here.

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

Click here to 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

Event details


Nov 11 - Nov 29