14-year-old Emma Zurcher-Long invites the viewer on her quest to enrich understanding of what it means to be human in this collaborative self-portrait that portrays her dynamic life as an autistic teenager.
For years, Emma’s intelligence was continually underestimated as she struggled to communicate her feelings, needs, and fears to her friends and family. But for the first time in her life, her true voice is finally heard when she begins typing, seeing and hearing the world in ‘hi-res, technicolor and surround sound’. Through her keyboard, Emma strengthens her connection with others, and her insightful writing is both a catalyst for, and a remedy to, the fear and misunderstanding that surrounds autism.
Living in the beauty beyond spoken language, Emma is challenging the societal judgment surrounding autism, one keystroke at a time