Watched on a CX flight to BKK. May 2017.
OMG. Remember how I’ve been raving about the documentary selection on Cathay Pacific flights? Yeah, this is another example of greatness.
Life, Animated is about an autistic boy, who learnt how to cope with the real world through the animations of Disney. From a very young age, Owen watched Disney cartoons with his family, and when he became autistic around the age of 3, and stopped talking to people or relating to the real world, it was finally through Disney films that communication started again.
It’s a beautiful – if often sad – window into the lives of families with autistic kids, and it’s honest and raw and moving at the same time. An incredible story.