| “Autism is a World” Receives Media Excellence Award from Autism Society of America|
State of the Art, Inc. is pleased to announce that “Autism is a World”, produced and directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, has received the Media Excellence Award from the Autism Society of America. “Autism is a World” was nominated for a 2004 Academy Award® in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film premiered on CNN Presents.
The Autism Society of America was founded in 1965. Its mission is to promote access and opportunity to autistic individuals and their families so they can be active, included members of their communities.
“Autism is a World” is a documentary about Sue Rubin, who is autistic. For 26 years, she has been on an extraordinary journey. Diagnosed with autism when she was 4, Sue was believed to be retarded until age 13. But then a new communication technique gave Sue the ability to connect with the world. Now, a junior in college with a top IQ, she is a tireless disability-rights activist, and an articulate guide in to a complex disorder.
Written by Sue Rubin and narrated by Julianna Margulies, “Autism is a World” is a rare and compelling voyage into Sue's mind, her daily world, and her struggle with autism.
Sue says she is sometimes her own worst nightmare. In this extraordinary film, Sue guides the audience through all that is special, and unusual, about her life, providing an unflinching look at the world of autism.
“Autism is a World” combines Sue’s courageous writing with a sensitive, dramatic reading by Margulies. Brought to life through Wurzburg’s powerful filmmaking, “Autism is a World” offers a view of autism as it has rarely been seen--from the inside out.
“Autism is a World” is a co-production of CNN Productions and State of the Art, Inc.
Special thanks to the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation.
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