Has anyone read The Horse Boy
? It was a New York Times best-seller from a few years back-- it tells the story of a couple who go on a journey to Mongolia to visit several shamans in order to find a cure for their son's autism. Well, they videotaped the journey and now a documentary is being released in September that charts their experience. I'm not going to give anything away, but some pretty miraculous things happen.
Considering what a big and current issue autism is in our society do you think that more people will turn to shamanism as a way of coping? This is a really interesting documentary and I'm very excited to see the reception it gets from both religious communities and medical communities alike. I saw the film at a film festival (it was at this year's Sundance Film Festival) and the audience seemed to love it.
Here is the official Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Horse-Boy/88586437853?ref=ts
and the official website: http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=horseboy
What do you think?