Please Join Us as We Honor National Autism Awareness Month in Alameda, with The 2nd Annual Autism Film Festival.
Two movies will be featured.
12:30-The Horse Boy, When conventional therapies fail to help their autistic son, Rupert and Kristin Isaacson travel with Rowan to Mongolia in the hopes that a combination of traditional shamanic healing and horseback riding will benefit him. Director Michel O. Scott's documentary juxtaposes scenes of the family at home in Texas with their journey on horseback across the breathtaking Mongolian countryside in search of reindeer herders and a powerful shaman.
2:00 -Temple Grandin, Emmy winner Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist. Her passion for animals gives her a unique ability to understand them, and she fulfills her love of education by teaching about autism and the most humane ways to treat livestock and pets.
Sponsored by: The Alameda Autism Community Network, The Commission on Disability Issues, and the Alameda Multicultural Center
Please Contact Jody Moore for more information @ (510) 776-4441