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It’s a Different World

It's a Different World follows the lives of three autistic children over the course of two years, documenting their changing perspective on what being autistic means to them.
December 14, 2007


It’s a Different World follows the lives of three autistic children, Scott (11), Stephen (10), and Katie Turner (10) over the course of two years, documenting their changing perspective on what being autistic means to them.

Although Scott and Stephen are high-functioning, during the course of the film Stephen becomes increasingly uncomfortable about his autism. By contrast, Scott is a humorous contradiction in his efforts to define himself, wanting desperately to fit the stereotypical image of an autistic child since he’s clearly not a neurotypical or ‘normal’ kid. While she is not as high-functioning as her brothers, Katie in some ways is the success story of the film, making huge leaps and bounds with her communication and socialization skills.

The film is a captivating glimpse into three different faces of autism, and viewers can expect to have some of their preconceptions shattered.

Producer, director, writer, DP: Ramona Persaud
Editor, sound: Bruce Lapointe
Rights available: All rights, worldwide

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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