2 April, Open show of the film Lyubov Arkus “Anton near here” was held in Astafiev KSPU
This day was expressly chosen for show of well-known film in Russia and abroad about the fate of an autistic boy. because the 2 April is International Day of dissemination of the information about autism. International Autism Institute, created in Astafiev KSPU in 27 March of this year, is organizer of social important event.
According to Yuri Moskvich, provost of Astafiev KSPU for strategy of development and international cooperation, the institute has high purposes and great plans:
— we want to help children with autism spectrum disorders and their parents to be talented , capable and happy. We want to train new specialists, who could work not only in Russia, but also abroad with well-known scientists from other countries of the world. Russia today- is the country, which could find human and financial resources to help certain groups of children experiencing difficult situations.
Show of the film “Anton near here ,” followed by student's performance, the general essence of which was the motto of the event , “We know that you are – we are close!». The International Institute Autism jointly with KROO "Light of Hope" also organized an exhibition of photos and works of autistic children.
After the show of the film experts were invited in Hyde Park, where they discussed the film and the problem concerned.
Natalia Koptseva- philosopher , culture expert , social activist , an expert in the field of ontology and epistemology, philosophy of art , history of philosophy and religions
— Character of the film by Lyubov Arkus absolutely don't need those, who surround him and those, who want to do something for him and those, who do nothing. Why then the film?
Authors of the concept of humanistic psychiatry completely changed the sight on people like character of this documentary film. It's not Anton and people like him need us, we need such individuals. And the director of the film throughout the picture very harsh, very stylish, very sternly conveys to us this idea of humanistic psychology . Everyone who touched the fate of Anton, went through his own Calvary and revived completely different.
I am very glad that in Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical University was the show of this movie, I am very glad that in Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical University was created the International Autism Institute. The University took extremely hard mission in our country. I wish you strength and luck.
Christina Daurova , art director of the project Siberia.doc
— Firstly, thanks to the organizers of the show — Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical University — for reminding that the 2 April - is not just a calendar day. Secondly, I would like to express my admiration for the author of the movie- Lyubov Arkus. It is truly a masterpiece.
It's incredibly hard to make a movie about yourself, considerably hard than about others. The film “Anton near here” — is a confession. Author's confession about how close the person filmed can become .
It is very important not to cross the line between sympathy and pity in movies on social themes. Lyubov Arkus managed to complete this objective - we can see a strong personality and become stronger ourselves.
Indira Agayeva- candidate of pedagogical sciences, associate professor in the department of correctional pedagogy
—Today, much has been said about autistic children: these children are quite interesting, but poorly studied in the field of special education . Who are the children with autism? They are very vulnerable, hypersensitive, self-absorbed from the real world children . If we look at statistics, then today on 10 000 infants account for 15-20 cases of children with autism. And the number of these children increases. In reality, they often have to adjust to us, to the majority. Society often does not understand or accept them. Lyubov Arkus found very appropriate name for the movie - "Anton near here". And in reality, these people - dissimilar to us - live near us.
Vadim Kozhevnikov- doctor of medical science, professor of the chair of special psychology in Astafiev KSPU.
— Actually this is a film about love. That it is necessary for a person to be loved in order to develop, to grow. If a person feels unloved, he is forced to hide, withdraw into himself, fence himself off from outside world. But what is more terrible, such a person can not love.
Inna Sukhorukova-mother of a child with ASD , the representative of KROO “Light of Hope”
—Very important to consider that each image that was shown in the film - is the collective image. Such as Anton tens, hundreds of thousands and they have the same problems. And every mother of such a child, like Anton's mother, is facing the same problems and exactly the same worried about her child's future. But to have such a child - is happiness. It is engine: it makes us cleaner, it makes us better, it makes us wiser and smarter.
Anatoly Goh- father of a child with ASD , the representative of KROO “Light of Hope”
— Our children - are light people, full of love. We will help our children to the end of our days. But sometimes we will not have enough strength, knowledge, skills. And I thank those people who have chosen a mission to help us to solve our problem.
Finally, the Director of the International Autism Institute Elena Chereneva appealed to guests of the university, students and teachers:
— I want to encourage you not to be indifferent, not to be pedestrians, walking past people with special educational needs. We must remember that children grow up, and the child graduated a special correctional school, will not fly away to another planet. These are the people close to us and we have the opportunity to be a little kinder, deeper, cleaner, more merciful in relation to them .