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Unusual in Every Way

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Catalogue Number:  IFP004
Producer:  InFilm Productions
Producing Agencies:  InFilm Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, People With Disabilities, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  63:10

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Unusual in Every Way is the surprising story of the unique friendship between an Indigenous man with autism and other disabilities and a renowned professor from Israel, and of the inspiration and hope the Indigenous man drew from the example of Israel's post traumatic growth as a way to heal his community.

An unusual tale of struggle, friendship, hope and inspiration. Don Barnard is an indigenous man with autism and disabilities. He has lived through many rough times and his disabilities and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder took a toll on his life. Despite being a talented photographer he is not able to manage stressful situations productively. Don meets, Solly Dreman, a renowned professor from Israel and they form a unique friendship. Prof. Dreman invites Don to visit him in Israel and tries to help him to establish a business. While in Israel Don meets many of Solly's friends. Their unique friendship and the lessons he learned in Israel are an inspiration for a struggling man and for a people. 

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