All God's Children

Well over half a million children in Indonesia are on the autism spectrum and have varying difficulty with social interaction and communication. Idris is a nonverbal autistic boy living in rural Java who struggles to communicate and connect with others in his village. This is his story, and a story of how grassroots disability awareness movements, local cultural models of inclusion, and religious principles can unite to better support all members of a community.

  • Robert Lemelson
    Director
  • Chisako Yokoyama Adair
    Director
  • Ninik Supartini
    Producer
  • Annie Tucker
    Producer
  • Muhammad Yasin
    Associate Producer
  • Darwin Nugraha
    Cinematographers
  • Bella Stasia
    Cinematographers
  • Chisako Yokoyama Adair
    Editors
    American Gangster, Memoirs of a Geisha, Black Hawk Down
  • Malcolm Cross
    Music Composer
  • Lalu Muhammad Idris
    Key Cast
    "Idris"
  • Lalu Muhammad Al Idrus
    Key Cast
    "Idrus"
  • Isti Suprawati
    Key Cast
    "Isti"
  • Lalu Muhammad Harmalah
    Key Cast
    "Mala"
  • Muhammad Yasin
    Key Cast
    "Yasin"
  • Oswald Ardian Wibowo
    Key Cast
    "Osa"
  • Suhermi Kumaiyah
    Key Cast
    "Hermi"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Experimental, Biographical, Interactive
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 7 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Indonesia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    November 21, 2019
    Work-in-Progress Screening
    Official Selection
  • 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
    Bali
    Indonesia
    July 28, 2021
    Finalist, Documentary Film
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    August 6, 2022
    Award Winner, Best Ethnographic Film
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    Jersey City
    United States
    May 12, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Glendale International Film Festival
    Glendale
    United States
    May 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    June 9, 2022
    Semi-Finalist, Documentary Feature
  • RAI Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 1, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival
    Kalamata
    Greece
    October 20, 2023
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Documentary Educational Resources
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Robert Lemelson, Chisako Yokoyama Adair

Robert Lemelson is a cultural anthropologist, ethnographic filmmaker and philanthropist. Lemelson received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at UCLA. Lemelson’s area of specialty is transcultural psychiatry; Southeast Asian Studies, particularly Indonesia; and psychological and medical anthropology. He currently is a research anthropologist in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience UCLA, and an adjunct professor of Anthropology at UCLA.

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