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AS ONE: The Autism Project
Director: Hana Makki
The film is based on The Autism Project, which is based on an initiative started by Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the UAE to raise awareness of Autism in the United Arab Emirates. Through the power of theatre, dance, music and performance, we provided a safe and positive space for children and families in the UAE from all different cultures and backgrounds.
2014/ U.A.E80 min/ Biography
Ten children from diverse backgrounds were selected to take part in this creative project. The children’s workshops, along with interviews from teachers and families provide a unique and insightful look into Autism. AS ONE: The Autism Project will make you laugh, it might make you cry, but it will definitely leave you with a sense of hope.

Carl Zion Cabanos
Asher Boog Thompson
Mohamed Jawar
Mohamed Dawood
Fathi Haitham Shareef
Gabrielle Antwi Darkwa
Production Company(ies)
Image Nation Abu Dhabi
Hana Makki
Danielle Perissi
World premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
“The film … overturns the conventional rules surrounding documentaries. It was never grim and was a perfect example of bright and cheery infotainment.” Gulf news - Manjusha Radhakrishnan

“As One's documentary lead some to laughter, others to tears, but leaves no one without hope.“ KINO POD BARANAMI (Polish)