The screening and the following panel discussion will take place on Image Nation’s webinar platform, with free online registration.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi is set to screen an 80-minute documentary on autism, titled As One, tomorrow at 8:00 pm. The documentary focusses on the children, parents and teachers involved in ‘The Autism Project’, a theatrical and musical programme in the UAE designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum.
The screening will be followed by a live discussion between HE Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, the UAE’s Ambassador to Canada; Rt Hon. Mike Lake, PC Member of Parliament, Canada; Sharifa Yateem, a behaviour analyst and consultant; and Hana Makki, director of As One and Image Nation’s Head of Documentary.
The Autism Project was founded by HH Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to help raise autism awareness. As part of the creative project, ten children from diverse backgrounds aged 4-17 were selected to take part in music and dance workshops.
Throughout the process, the children’s teachers and families were interviewed about the experience. The emotionally riveting documentary celebrates the human spirit while providing a unique and insightful look into autism.
The screening is a partnership between Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).
It will be the fourth monthly event in the virtual series ‘The Art of Cultural Diplomacy’, which displays the power of film and visual storytelling to shed light on important social topics.
The event will take place on Image Nation’s webinar platform, with free online registration.