Documentary presents inspirational story of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome

Millions of people around the world are achieving success every day, but no accomplishments are as impressive as those achieved by people for whom everyday life is a challenge. "Kids With Cameras," a documentary presented by Polaris Media Group, to be released on December 15th, is a heartwarming and inspirational story of many such accomplishments achieved by kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome.

"Kids with Cameras" follows the challenges and triumphs of autistic children participating in a film camp. It is hosted by non-profit organization Actors for Autism, and taught by award-winning educator Brad Koepenick.

"It's a one-week camp where the kids make an animated cartoon, a claymation movie, and then we do camera special effects on the last day when we shoot a silent film," said Mr. Koepenick. "There's more creativity in this room today than you'll see in any of the major board rooms of the studios."

"Kids With Cameras" is the first of a series of documentaries to be presented by Polaris Media Group, an international entrepreneurial skills training company.

"We're very proud to be involved in 'Kids With Cameras,'" said Shane Krider, CEO and founder of Polaris. "Art therapy has been used with autistic children for decades and shown great promise. Nowhere is that promise so realized than in this exceptional, heartwarming film," he said. "At Polaris, we will always strive to present inspiring stories of exceptional people achieving success who have perhaps been overlooked by the mainstream media."

Polaris will host a theatrical screening of "Kids With Cameras" in Los Angeles on December 17, 2009.


Polaris Media Group


  1. Jerel Edmonds Jerel Edmonds United States says:

    For me, this is a reality. I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 13. Never have I felt in such a way that this is being ignored. The prevalence is too high for indifference. I am that kid with the camera, and because my intelligence does not match my social skills, I am ostracized. This has always been an area where parents, professionals, and educators remain uncertain. Asperger syndrome is one of the most complicated personalities to understand.

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