On 4 November, Pioner Kids will show Roger Ross Williams’ “Life, Animated.” After the screening, journalist and teacher at the Center for Healing Pedagogy (Tsentr Lechebnoy Pedagogiki) Alena Legostayeva will talk with children about autism and what it’s like living on the spectrum. After the screening, children can enjoy a treat from Cafe Pion and a lesson with a teacher at the TsEKh Center for Contemporary Dance.
“Life, Animated” is a touched documentary story about a boy named Owen, who was diagnosed with regressive autism. He learns to live and communicate with those around him with the help of Disney cartoons. The fairy tale heroes become guides to the real world for the boy and symbols of hope for the audience. After a discussion on the film and a treat in the foyer, children will be able to feel what personal boundaries and freedom are like – concepts important for any person, and especially meaningful for children and people with autism – through dance.
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