Hosted by Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped, together with the support of BLANC ART Gallery and Yang Lok (Home for Intellectual Disabled), the premiere of “Twinkling Stars Landed on Earth- the Stories of Autistic People” micro-movie has successfully taken place at Escola Hou Kong, on January 27th afternoon.
“Twinkling Stars Landed on Earth- the Stories of Autistic People” Clip 1
BLANC ART Gallery has brought about this collaboration between Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped and Apple Store in the production of this micro-movie, aiming to raise public attention to the situation of autism in Macau while uncovering the creative talents of autistic people through the process of film-making. With the assistance of the volunteer team from Apple Store, students and staff of Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped have finished this 20-minute long micro-movie all by themselves, involving in the process of whole production from directing, filming to acting.
“Twinkling Stars Landed on Earth- the Stories of Autistic People” Clip 2
“Twinkling Stars Landed on Earth – the Stories of Autistic People” is based on the story of three autistic students. The movie has vividly illustrated the daily-life and learning situation of these autistic students, which deepened general public’s understanding of autism, while encouraging family members of autistic people to seek help as soon as possible. The premiere of this moving micro-movie is part of the “Love in the Community” series, a community education programme about autistic people in Macau throughout 2017-2018. By bringing about this project, BLANC ART Gallery hopes to encourage the public to acknowledge the place of autistic people in our society.
Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication, often there is also restricted and repetitive behavior. As shown in “Twinkling Stars Landed on Earth- the Stories of Autistic People”, the prevention and treatment of autism are equally important, which should be aware by not only at individual level, but also the whole society. Autistic people need a wide range of assistance in daily life, ranging from medical and educational support to home-caring service. This causes a high level of pressure on people around them, both mentally and financially. Therefore, the birth control of autistic population is also an important measure, which is always neglected but can be undertaken through the cooperation of government and the public.
After this screening, there will be a series of community works in collaboration with schools, commercial organisations and the government to share the current situation of autistic people in Macau, raising further attention to help autistic people to fit into our community. If you are interested to get involved, you are more than welcome to contact us.
BLANC ART Gallery
Tel: +853 2850 1055
Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped
Tel: +853 2834 0683
Macau Association for the Mentally Handicapped – Kai Hong Centre
Tel: +853 2822 1976