Normal Autistic Film

Echoes of Jihlava Film Festival

října 26, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

Children with autism don’t suffer from an incurable disease. They suffer because they are neurodiverse in a world set up for neurotypicals. With that perspective, Miroslav Janek embarks on a series of live meetings with a number of children and young adults who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. He gives them the opportunity to express freely their relationship with the world and with themselves, as well as what sets them apart from “normal”. We find that he’s brought us into the company of fun, fascinating people who often suffer because they are labelled as “disabled”. This excursion into the world of autism redefines the seemingly firm boundaries between “otherness” and normality.

Normal Autistic Film (2016), director: Miroslav Janek, run time: 90 minutes, origin: Czech Republic.

Ji.hlava International Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrating a creative documentary film. Ji.hlava pays tribute to courage and risk in the human spirit, highlighting documentaries with significant topics as artwork.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit

Organizátor: Czech Center NY