Dinsdag, 11 Mei 2010

Don't Miss The Horse Boy Tonight on PBS' Independent Lens

Tonight on PBS, Independent Lens will feature The Horse Boy.

This documentary chronicles a family's journey to Mongolia for shamanic treatment for their son Rowan's autism.

The family's unorthodox approach to addressing their son's needs seems like a recipe for greater turmoil, but during their journey across Mongolia on horse back things begin to change.

The documentary portrays a personal solution for a family in crisis.  It isn't a one-size-fits-all recommendation that Shamanic horse tours of Mongolia will cure autism.  Instead, the film shows layers of parental expectation, self-recrimination, and concerns about social perception falling away.  During this process, these parents can more clearly see their child and their own needs and desires.

The Horse Boy tells a complex story of quiet change and the remarkable gifts of intentional living.

The movie leaves me hungry for quiet engagement with my own family.  I hope you will watch it tonight on PBS.  It's also currently available on Netflix's live streaming and Amazon.  Jim and I both have much more to say about it after it has aired, and we'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

 ***Baby Toolkit isn't buying tickets to Mongolia any time soon, but these geek parents could certainly use a large dose of quiet perspective.  Disclaimers: PBS sent us a free burned DVD of The Horse Boy for this review.  We are not affiliated with PBS or the makers of this film.  We are Amazon affiliates, so a portion of any purchases made through our links helps us get one step closer to our own corporate jet kick scooter.

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