‘Do not Forget Me’ is a documentary that follows three Moroccan families with autistic children and highlights the parents struggle to teach them without any help from the government.
Autistic children in Morocco are largely deprived of access to education, and in the few cases when parents find a school for their child, they are faced with all of the expenses. The documentary is inspired by Jackie Spinner’s two sons adopted from Morocco, who are also autistic and now live in the United States.
Spinner, a journalist and a former Baghdad head of The Washington Post, returned to Morocco in 2017 with her sons to essentially answer the question: what would have happened if they had stayed in Morocco?
The documentary will be shown for the first time at the International Film Festival in Rabat on 17 November.