Sonetta Duncan is a filmmaker currently working on a documentary in which she posts questions on her blog for people with NLD, and they upload their answers as video messages on YouTube, for possible inclusion in the documentary.
HBO has produced an award-winning movie about animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, probably the most famous autistic person alive today. Claire Danes played Temple, and she deservedly won an Emmy for it. See it on Amazon Instant Video.
Sonetta Duncan is a documentary film maker with NLD (non-verbal learning disability). She’s currently working on a documentary in which she goes across the world to meet fellow NLDers. Sonetta is looking for funding, as well as messages and videos from anyone with NLD, explaining what having the condition means to them. More details may be found on the documentary’s Facebook, and Sonetta is contactable at sonettaduncan at gmail.com.
As a filmmaker with a Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NLD), it is almost only natural that I make a documentary about my disability. I was 16 when I discovered I was gifted with NLD and in the few short years of knowing about my disability, I have met some wonderful and amazing individuals who’s stories deserved to be shared, experienced, and felt around the world. In this breath-takingly touching documentary, I go across the world to meet my brother’s and sister’s who share something very special with me: NLD. [from the documentary Facebook].
Luke, 25, is autistic and lives a sheltered life with his grandparents. But his world is suddenly turned upside down when his grandmother dies and he is forced to live with his dysfunctional relatives who have no patience for him or his senile grandfather, who they quickly force into a nursing home. Luke is left with his grandfather’s final semi-coherent words: “Get a job. Find a girl. Live your own life. Be a man!” For the first time in his life, Luke has a mission. He is about to embark on a quest. [Synopsis from the movie website]
Vectors of Autism, a documentary starring autism advocate and artist Laura Nagle (herself autistic) won the ‘Heart of the Festival’ award at the Sedona International Film Festival last month. The film covers her experience living with autism, and also examines the issue of ‘neurodiversity’, how greater public understanding and acceptance of differences in cognition could help in the social integration of autistic persons. View clips from the movie here.
This documentary is a visual and aural feast that both entertains and educates about autism in adulthood, with stunning drawings and watercolors by Laura Nagle, creative animation and original music by Jen Turrell and Stewart Anderson. Laura’s artwork presents a unique visual perspective, which can be a metaphor for a different way of seeing. The theme song “Vectors of Laura” adds to the depiction of her experience of autism using a mathematical concept, which is another way of experiencing common to many on the autism spectrum. [quote from lauranagle.net]
The Cult of Sincerity is an independent film about hipster culture and postmodernist irony set in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. It was released on April 8, 2008. The film has not received conventional distribution and is notable only as being the first feature film intentionally released in its entirety on YouTube. The film is also available as a US$3 digital download for an iPod or other mobile video device, most of which will be donated to Fount of Mercy, a charity for grassroots organizations in sub-Saharan Africa to provide help to widows and orphans.
When his mother informs Joseph that she’s divorcing his father, Joseph enters into a protracted existential crisis. Unhappy with the way society is moving, Joseph decides to attempt to turn back the flow of cynicism with a series of well-intentioned gestures and a slogan that he can put on a t-shirt. As Joseph struggles to find that slogan he quickly realizes that it is not very easy changing the world.
[Quoted from Wikipedia]