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A Child Unlike Any Other

A Child Unlike Any Other

| 11 min

In this short documentary about autism, director Anna Barczewska examines the complex challenge of raising autistic children. Through the voice of Jan's devoted mother and the comments of specialists, the film offers an introduction to this neurological disorder that reduces one’s ability to communicate with the outside world.

  • writer
    Anna Barczewska
  • director
    Anna Barczewska
  • director of photography
    Stanislaw Barua
    Ali Reggab
  • additional cinematography
    Anna Barczewska
  • animation
    Marta Skreta
    Konrad Skreta
  • sound recordist
    Konrad Skreta
  • online editor
    Michel Lebrun
  • off-line editor
    Michel Lebrun
  • music
    Daniel Bouliane
    André Mongeon
  • sound editor
    Jakob Thiesen
  • mixer
    Kevin Tokar
  • production stills photographer
    Jag Photography
  • additional photography
    Konrad Skreta
    Beth Biederman
  • marketing manager
    Mia Desroches
  • studio administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • administrative team
    Vanessa Emam
    Marie-Josée Lavoie
  • production coordinator
    Beth Biederman
  • post-production coordinator
    Beth Biederman
  • technical coordinator
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • line producer
    Chantal Bowen
  • producer
    Claudette Jaiko


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Ages 14 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Family Studies/Home Economics - Family Diversity and Challenges
Health/Personal Development - Human Growth and Development
Media Education - Film and Video Production

Have students research support of disabled children while journaling personal responses. Using Four Corners, Thinking Hats or Value Lines, have students explore society’s responsibility for disabled children. Ask groups to prioritize and develop ways to solve society’s challenges regarding disabled children, sharing in multimedia or dramatic presentations (mock trials, interviews, case studies, debates, skits). Media students can explore the ways the film emphasizes the parents’ point of view.

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