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

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

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

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