The Boy who turned off

Canada, 1981

Film
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An intimate portrait of a family’s struggle to cope with an autistic son. The film examines the effects of an endless cycle of successes and failures, the frustration’s of seeking treatment for a problem that still eludes definition, and the painful uncertainty of what the future will bring. A powerful, thought-provoking film for anyone who seeks to understand autism or the disabled person’s relations with family. Award: New York

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

Jerry Krepakevich

Michael Scott

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016260

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - New York - Awards

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Autism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Handicapped children - Care and treatment

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental health

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental illness

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental illness - Treatment

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mentally handicapped children

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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