In my university Junior year during my Biology class, I met Ali Dwas. He is an international student, majoring in film. He said he was having a hard time and was ready to give up and return to his home country. But when he met me and saw what I was doing despite of my challenges, he became inspired, so he decided to do his junior thesis film on me, "Dani 101". He received an award from our university for the "Outstanding Junior Film". And now, it will be premiered at the PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival & Expo, opening up the Academy of Dream Awards panel.Quote from Ali, "Dani gave me and my family a better understanding of how to treat my autistic nephew, and how to not allow challenges to stop you from reaching your dreams".This is the trailer to the documentary.Unfortunately, we cannot show the full movie because he has entered it to film festivals, so you have to show up to PSIAF 2018 to see the whole mini-documentary. It's only 11 minutes long because it's a student film.Ali, I really think you did a great job, thank you so much. 😀#DaniBowman#Dani101#Neurodiversity#ComicConPalmSprings#AliDwas#Autism#Documentary#AutismDocumenatryPay it Forward Media

Posted by Dani Bowman on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dani 101: A documentary about Dani

In my university Junior year during my Biology class, I met Ali Dwas. He is an international student, majoring in film.

He said he was having a hard time and was ready to give up and return to his home country. But when he met me and saw what I was doing despite of my challenges, he became inspired, so he decided to do his junior thesis film on me, “Dani 101”.

He received an award from our university for the “Outstanding Junior Film”. And it premiered at the PSIAF 2018 Palm Springs Intl. Animation Festival and Expo, opening up the Academy of Dream Awards panel.

Quote from Ali, “Dani gave me and my family a better understanding of how to treat my autistic nephew, and how to not allow challenges to stop you from reaching your dreams”.

This is the trailer to the documentary.

Unfortunately, we cannot show the full movie because he has entered it to film festivals. It’s only 11 minutes long because it’s a student film.

Ali, I really think you did a great job, thank you so much. 😀

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  1. Dani, your blog will soon be added to our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to customize your blog’s description on the list (or to decline).
    Thank you.
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