- Biography, Personal Doc, Social Issues, and Society
"The Limits of My World" tells the story of a severely autistic young man, facing the challenges of entering into the adult world after his high school graduation. Because of state policy, Brian is forced out of the education system after his 21st birthday. Now officially an adult, Brian moves from his residential school to his new home.
The film is shot from the unique perspective of Brian's sister, frequently breaching the wall between subject and documentarian. The filmmaker explores Brian's new life alongside him, rejecting the societal convention that Brian must work and assimilate in order to be a productive member of society. The film, instead, seeks to understand Brian's personality beneath his disability. What does Brian want out of life? How does someone with a disability as severe as Brian's function in this world? What can he contribute to society? The documentary "Brian" attempts to answer these questions through the intimate lens of sibling relationship.
- Running time
- 70 minutes
- Prod. Co.
- Spin One Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2015 - 2017
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Release year
- Independent Film Festival Boston, Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Venice Film Week, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, Somerville International Film Festival, DocLAHOMA Film Festival
- Jury Prize (Alameda International Film Festival), Best Documentary (Venice Film Week), Best Feature Documentary (Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, Somerville International Film Festival)
- MVD Entertainment Group
- Closed Captions
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