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Samoan animator brings awareness to Autism from a Polynesian father’s perspective

It’s been a big year for Pacific animator and illustrator Ali Cowley and his son Nikau, who recently released a new documentary called Meet Munch Junior.

Selected for documentary platform Loading Docs, the film’s about how a father’s love inspires an autistic teen to express himself by bringing his cartoon character to life. Taylor Aumua caught up with the creative duo behind the film.

Watch Meet Munch Jr. below:

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