An Indian American family learns to cope with the inherent challenges of raising an autistic child facing down social pressures and stigma.
An Indian American family learns to cope with the inherent challenges of raising an autistic child facing down social pressures and stigma. Bobby is a high-functioning autistic individual whose struggles are compounded by societal pressures. His parents struggle with coming to terms with their child’s situation given the stigma attached to such matters in the Indian American community. Inspired by true events, this film seeks to tell a story about a subject that has too often been dismissed as an embarrassment not worthy of discussion. It is hoped that the film is viewed as conveying that love, patience and understanding can make a tremendous difference in creating conditions conducive to enable success for the specially-abled.
Since 2005, Amir has been working as a Director and Producer in San Francisco/Bay Area. He has a wide range of experience in film-making, and across genres of storytelling. He has produced documentaries, features, short films, music videos, branding videos, web series, and a 15-episode series on Amazon Prime. His latest documentary project, Open Circle, was filmed in a small town in southern Spain, and is also streaming on Amazon. Besides working on his own projects, he has collaborated with several Bay-area Directors and Producers as Director of Photography and Editor. Some of his work was broadcast on PBS and MTV, and some of his films have screened at film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Amir possesses a deep passion for film-making, and believes in telling stories that are meaningful, and thought provoking. In his words, “I became a filmmaker because I wanted to tell stories and capture people’s unique experiences. And, because I want to inspire through ideas and visuals that can have a lasting impact on people and their lives.”
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