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"How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet an epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing. When 2-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife, Kristin Neff, a psychology professor, sought the best possible medical care for their son — but traditional therapies had little effect. Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals — particularly horses — and the family set off on a quest for a possible cure. "
Why did I like this movie? The family story is an amazing one. Rupert and Kristin are incredibly strong people, it seems, to go through this long journey together. They have an incredible amount of love for their son. And it really does seem like they are traveling to the ends of the earth in search of healing for Rowan. The photography is beautiful. And it gave me a little more understanding about autism.
There is also a book out by the same name. A definite recommendation.