Sophie and Ben

  • Short Film (0:12:14) | IN Heartwarming
    Premiere: 7/31/2017

Sophie Sartain, director of the Independent Lens documentary Mimi and Dona, which explores the trials of parenting and care through the story of her aunt (who had special needs) and grandmother, brings us this short film about her relationship with her son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism. Unlike Dona, Ben is fortunate at least to live in a time where there is a better understanding of autism and Asperger’s, and Ben is very open and receptive to how he is “different,” while Sophie realizes how amazing he is in his own way. Ben dreams of being a video game designer in the future.

Part of Independent Lens‘s commitment to fostering collaboration between filmmakers and journalists, “Sophie and Ben” was originally published by The Atlantic.

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