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Oscar Winning Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams Currently Working on New Documentary About Autism

Oscar Winning Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams Currently Working on New Documentary About Autism

Documentary
filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, whose last film was the highly acclaimed and
controversial documentary, “God Loves Uganda,” among other documentary projects
and series for network and cable television, has been hard at work during the
past few months on his latest work – a film version of Ron Suskind’s best-selling
book “Life Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism.”

In his book,
the Pulitzer prize award winning political writer chronicles his and his wife Cornelia’s
real life personal story raising their son Owen, who has autism, and the experiences
that bought the family closer than ever.

Williams,
who in 2010 was the first black director to win an Oscar for best Documentary Short
Film, is also traveling across the country, interviewing and filming other families
who are raising autistic children, to record their full experiences, including setbacks and
triumphs.

No date yet
has been set for when the film will be released; but a few months ago, Williams
made a short film with Suskind and his son for the New York Times which you can
watch below.

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