Bristol cinema to screen film about child with nonverbal autism

The screening of a film which has been created and co-produced by one of our clinicians is taking place at Scott Cinemas in Westbury Park, Bristol, on May 15.

Dr Saraswati Hosdurga, a Consultant Community Paediatrician with Sirona care & health, created the film Varnapatala along with her school friend, Kavitha Santhosh from Bangalore, about a child with nonverbal autism and the determination of a parent to identify their child’s strengths.

The movie, which was shot in Bangalore and Mangalore, shows how the right support can enable children and young people with autism to thrive. It is the first film of its kind, to raise awareness of autism and the empowerment of women.

Saraswati said: “Many people in India are not aware about this condition and the holistic approach needed to support children and families. I feel very happy that whoever watched this movie will understand about the condition and especially parents of special needs children felt extremely happy that someone invested their efforts and energy on such a noble cause.”

Saraswati worked on the film with award-winning Indian director Chethan Mundadi. The screening of Varnapatala (with English subtitles) is taking place at 10.45am at the Scott cinema in Northumbria Drive.
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Bristol cinema to screen film about child with nonverbal autism