New Release: A Mother’s Courage DVD

A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism sceneDocumentary A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, narrated by Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet (Titanic, Hamlet), debuted on DVD on Oct. 26, 2010, from First Run Features.

Directed by Oscar-nominee filmmaker Fridik Thor Fridriksson (Children of Nature), the movie A Mother’s Courage follows Margret, a mother trying to unlock her 10-year-old autistic son’s mind and help him function in the world. In her search for help, Margret travels from her home in Iceland to meet with experts and advocates in the United States and Europe. She also connects with other families touched by autism who have similar struggles to her’s, including endless doctor visits, experiments with different treatments, the complications of everyday tasks and, the most painful and frustrating aspect of the condition, the inability to communicate with her own child.

A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism DVD boxAmong the experts Margret visits are:

The Mother’s Courage documentary was an official selection of the Toronto Film Festival and premiered in theaters in the U.S. on Sept. 24, 2010, in a limited release.

The DVD was priced at $29.95.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.