the end of the French revolution, a remarkable boy, Victor,
was captured in the remote forests of France after having
life of complete isolation. He was a celebrity in his time.
Ambitious young doctor Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard looked to
him to answer the timeless
question: What makes us human?
Victor was silent.
of their work, the field of special education was born.
lives in a world of his own.
When he is diagnosed with autism, the people in his life wonder
if he will ever be "normal". As Max and his parents,
teachers, doctors, therapists and friends strive to enter one
anothers' worlds, they draw directly from the work of Victor
and Itard. Again, they ask the questions: What is "normal"?
Who is human?
What makes us who we are?
How can we live together?