Main protagonist - Andrej
On 2nd April 2015 the unique documentary „So far so near" directed by Jaro Vojtek and produced by Autistic centre Andreas aired its premiere. Three out of the four main protagonists from the documentary are, or alternatively were, clients of centre Andreas. The documentary is available on DVD with English subtitles and it can be ordered through the centre Andreas.
Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/124255404
Film teaser: https://vimeo.com/124773895
As viewers of the documentary we become witnesses to a not so easy life of four families. We observe dramatic, and unpleasant situations, for example Andrew’s nerve-racking meltdown or Andrew’s undressing in the garden. We watch Jacob’s visit to the dentist with disbelief. At the same time we see moments of tranquility (breakfast, skyping, decorating a blossoming apple tree with Christmas decorations, tram journey, as well as a discussion on a cable way). We see different degrees of the autistic disorder. We realize the failings of society, as well as the victories of individuals. We feel an abudance of love, and an inspirational as well exemplary approach to life.
The motion picture has four main protagonists and a couple of „co-stars“, which are their loving, patient, destiny-opposing and praiseworthy family members. (During certain moments Vojtek’s film is much more about the parents, which amplifies the power of its testimony.)
By supporting the project Help for autistic families in Slovakia you are supporting families with autistic children. Children with autism remain in our care for a number of hours so that their parents are able to get some respite. Thank-you.
Main protagonist - Jakub
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