Receiver of the Al Jazeera Documentary Channel Award, 2014 and the People's Choice Award, 2013, The Brain That Sings follows the journey of two boys with autism in the UAE – 19-year-old Mohammed and six-year-old Khalifa – and their progress over three months of music therapy. The film explores the cultural stigma associated with having a special needs child in the Arab world, and the issues the families face when planning for the future of their children.
[Director Amal Al-Agroobi | UAE | 2013 | 62 mins | Arabic & English dialogue with English & Arabic subtitles]
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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