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Film: “How to Dance in Ohio”
One in 68 children in America has been diagnosed with autism, a number that has increased tenfold in the past decade, making it the country’s fastest-growing developmental disorder. “How to Dance in Ohio” is an award-winning documentary that is an intimate portrait of the social struggles adolescents with autism face, offering a humanizing look at the resilience of these young adults. This film won several awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award.
Shown as part of National Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in the U.S. in May.
The rights to screen these films are generously provided by American Film Showcase, a program to bring award-winning contemporary American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences around the world, offering a view of American society and culture as seen by independent filmmakers. Funded by a grant from the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the Showcase highlights the value of film in fostering understanding and cooperation, dialogue and debate.