UNTIL EVERY DETAIL IS PERFECT- SAVANT STEPHEN WILTSHIRE- THE ART IS IN THE DETAILS

I thought i would share with you this incredible docu on Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic young man who is also a savant. Read and watch this incredible story of human feat and extraordinary skills. Autistic people have special abilities because they have less to focus on, unlike normal born like us, we focus on so many things like our problems, plans, solution etc, while autistic people live in a peaceful world with a peace of mind. They don’t divide their brain into many tasked because it is genetically deactivated, as a result, they became super talented to a specific area.

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Stephen Wiltshire is a 33-year-old autistic man with an extraordinary talent. He is one of less than 100 people in the world who is recognized as an autistic savant. Whereas some savants excel in mathematics or music, Stephen is an accomplished artist, and is capable of producing highly accurate drawings of buildings and cities after seeing them just once. Although Stephen is today a quiet and confident young man, he endured a difficult childhood as family and teachers struggled to cope with his autism – a condition that was, at the time, very poorly understood and rarely diagnosed.

Cityscapes and buildings quickly became Stephan’s artistic focus, possibly because they represent the kind of stability, solidity and repetition that autistic people often crave. In a short space of time, Stephen became internationally renowned for his strikingly detailed and technically accurate drawings, and since his teenage years he has traveled the world sketching famous buildings and cities.

Now Stephen is about to face one of his greatest challenges yet. He has five days to draw a four-meter-long panorama of London based on a 15-minute helicopter ride above the capital. Can he accurately reproduce the skyline of his home city solely from memory?

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TOUGH, HARD & REAL- GRAVE DIGGERS

Life in any large metropolis can be exciting for all its modern facilities it offers and on the other hand challenging for those that fall below the poverty line, with very little to look forward to or hope. Kingston Jamaica is no different. Life is tough in the inner cities and there comes a time the desire to survive is as detrimental as the air you breathe. Tough people know how to survive in tough times.

This short documentary, from director, writer and producer Gabrielle Blackwood  from Trinidad & Tobago and was featured in the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival ,  depicts the immoral decision two youths from the inner city of Kingston have to make in order to survive. it is gripping, chilling and riveting. It holds nothing back. It tells you what most people don’t want to hear. It shows the extent humanity goes to survive. It is tough. It is hard. It is real.

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Synopsis:

TWO KINGSTON street boys, Brinks and Moses, make a living selling stolen items from freshly laid graves. One night in the graveyard they discover a stash of buried firearms. Brinks decides to sell the guns to an unscrupulous customer despite Moses’s objections – with serious repercussions.