‘Life, Animated’ is up for an Oscar for Best Documentary
The 89th Academy Awards are just around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that Life, Animated is nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar! According to the Academy Awards committee, this category is aimed to represent “motion pictures that deal with the creativity of culture, art, history, social issues, and other subjects.” All films in this category are focused on facts and depict aspects from everyday life.
Life, Animated is an independently filmed documentary that shares the story of Owen Suskind, a narrative that was first brought to light by the 2014 book: Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism. This documentary not only follows the growth of Owen but also gives the audience his perspective on navigating life with autism. By providing an “inside-looking-out” perspective on what it means to live with autism, the audience is able to truly understand the effect it has on an individual and their family.
Life, Animated was directed by Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams. This film has opened the door to the understanding and inclusion of people on the autism spectrum. When Williams was asked by the Huffington Post about his Oscar nomination for Life, Animated and his inspiration for the film, he stated that “this film was really about giving people like Owen, people that have been left behind, people that don’t have a voice – a voice.”
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