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Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic

If you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person.

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"Loving Lampposts" Trailer

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues, Personal Doc, Science, and Social Issues
Synopsis

What would you call a four year old who caresses all the lampposts in the park? Quirky? Unusual? Or sick? Such labels are at the center of the debate about autism: is it a disease or a different way of being—or both? In Loving Lampposts, we witness this debate and meet the parents, doctors, therapists, and autistic people who are redefining autism at a moment when it's better known than ever before. Motivated by his son's diagnosis, filmmaker Todd Drezner explores the changing world of autism and learns the truth of the saying, "if you've met one autistic person, you've met one autistic person.”

Stage
finished
Running time
83 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2007-09

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
UN World Autism Awareness Day, Wisconsin Film Festival, Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, Peace on Earth Film Festival, VisionFest, DocMiami Film Festival, Focus Film Festival, Show Me Social Justice Film Festival, Trail Dance Film Festival
Awards
Social Consciousness award--VisionFest, Best Documentary--Peace on Earth Film Festival
Distribution
Cinema Libre Studio
Language
English

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