The Horse Boy - Monday Night Movie
When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. Experiencing long periods of withdrawal and sudden bursts of rage that no form of therapy seemed to ease and in a desperate search for help, the family takes some very unusual steps to heal their son. They find a band of shamans in Mongolia claiming to be able to heal autism. And so a journey began in which the family would travel across the country on horseback to meet the holy men who might be able to help the child.
From the wild open Steppe to the Sacred Lake Sharga and deep into Siberia, they are tested to their limits individually, and as a family. The film includes interviews with some of the foremost experts in the field of autism.
Their opinions provide unique insight into one of the most misunderstood, yet rapidly increasing conditions in the world. One in 150 births suffer from some form of autism, it is the fastest-growing developmental disability globally and associated care costs are on the rise.
The Horse Boy is part travel adventure, part insight into shamanic tradition and part intimate look at the autistic mind. It is the remarkable story of Rowan Isaacson - a severely autistic child who begins to find solace through a special bond that he forms with horses. Rowan's parents take him to Mongolia, where horse-riding originated, and where shamanism healing at its most raw and direct is widespread.
This is a deeply moving, truly one-of-a-kind story--of a family willing to go to the ends of the earth to help their son, and of a boy learning to connect with the world for the first time.
Questions and answers will follow the movie session with a special GUEST SPEAKER.
Admission includes hot or cold drink - book online at Monday Night Movies and save $3.00
Mandala Organic Arts Cafe
2558 Gold Coast Highway
Mermaid Beach Qld 4218