My Daughter Yoshiko

Directed by Brian Blum, My Daughter Yoshiko is an honest glimpse at the struggles of raising a child with autism. A Japanese-American mother must come to terms with her young daughter’s diagnosis, facing a society that is not always forgiving towards developmentally different individuals and without the help of her husband who is overseas. It is not often in media that living with autism is given a platform, much less so for women and girls who suffer from it. We are delighted to be showing My Daughter Yoshiko because of its unique perspective and powerful message. (Written by Julia Gutterman, ‘20)