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The Brain That Sings

Hekayat Khaleejiya: Khaleeji Stories, Ajyal Youth Film Series

Feature Documentary / United Arab Emirates / 2013 / Colour
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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‘The Brain That Sings’ follows the journey of two autistic boys in the UAE, nineteen-year-old Mohammed and six-year-old Khalifa, and their progression through three months of music therapy, which has previously shown success in modifying some of the behavioural issues that occur with autism. The film explores the stigma associated with having a special-needs child in Arab culture and the issues families face when they plan for their children’s future.

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