Autism and Chinese opera the focus of family film The Wayang Kids

Austin Chong and Lorena Gibb in The Wayang Kids.
Austin Chong and Lorena Gibb in The Wayang Kids.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

The Wayang Kids tells of an autistic boy's love of the traditional art

The family movie The Wayang Kids weaves together three topics: autism, the appreciation of Chinese opera and speaking the mother tongue.

The idea was at first to put the focus on the mother tongue - in the case of this drama, Mandarin - but Raymond Tan, 44, opted for a challenge.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Autism and Chinese opera in focus'. Print Edition | Subscribe