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Independent Lens | Sophie and Ben

Sophie and Ben

Sophie Sartain, director of the Independent Lens documentary Mimi and Dona, which explores the trials of parenting and care through the story of her aunt and grandmother, brings us this short film about her relationship with her son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism. Unlike Dona, Ben is fortunate to live in a time where there is a better understanding of autism and Asperger's.

Premiere Date: July 31, 2017 | Runtime: 00:12:14

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