Film – Alien To The World

Alien To The World is a film about my personal experiences with Aspergers Syndrome that I made for my Masters dissertation at Bangor University. 

Thanks to everyone who helped me make this project a reality.

“Autism is not a puzzle, nor a disease. Autism is a challenge.” -Trisha van Berkel
A simple but apt description for not only the wider Autistic Spectrum but also the condition known as Aspergers Syndrome. A form of Autism that affects the social and functional abilities of those who have it, many do not realise the true effect it has on someone who has it. 
Alien To The World is an attempt to rectify this, offering a glimpse into how one person is affected by the condition on a daily basis and how they struggle to cope with the things most people take for granted. This film offers a personal, and sometimes humorous, view of both what it is like to live with Aspergers Syndrome and how a person with Aspergers views a world which by and large does not accept them. 

Alien To The World is based on the personal experiences of writer and director Robert Mann, himself diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, and features music by American musician Lindsey Nebeker, who has a diagnosis of Autism.
If you want to know more about Lindsey Nebeker and her music you can visit these web pages:

The following videos can also be viewed on the Autistic Ambition Productions YouTube channel at:

If you like what you see please also check out the Autistic Ambition Productions Facebook fanpage at:!/pages/Autistic-Ambition-Productions/211113208937459

…and the Autistic Ambition Productions Facebook group at:!/groups/201522829904879/


Introduction to Alien To The World

Alien To The World Part 1 of 6

Alien To The World Part 2 of 6

Alien To The World Part 3 of 6

Alien To The World Part 4 of 6

Alien To The World Part 5 of 6

Alien To The World Part 6 of 6

It is my hope that this film will help to raise awareness about the way Autistic people live their lives. Please feel free to post any comments about or reviews of my film. I welcome feedback.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.



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