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Discussion with movie director and writer of The Horse Boy

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Movie director and writer, Rupert Isaacson, will be speaking about his experience filming The Horse Boy which premiered in movie theatres across the US in September 2009. The documentary feature film, based on the New York Times best-seller The Horse Boy: A father’s Quest to Heal His Son, has received widespread acclaim and was nominated for an award at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary and book chronicles a family’s journey to Mongolia as they search to help their five-year-old autistic son through contact with horses in the wild. With a background in travel writing, Mr. Isaacson and his wife left their home in Texas for a four-week trek through Mongolia and enlisted the help of a filmmaker with experience from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy to document this remarkable journey. More information about Mr. Isaacson and The Horse Boy can be found at the links below. Excerpts from the movie will be shown.

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Movie Review in The New York Times (Sept. 2009)

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