Directed by Juan Rayos (Spain, 2015, 82 min.). In Spanish and English with English open captions and audio description.
True Smile is an astonishing journey as seen through the eyes of 26-year-old Sergio Aznárez Rosado, who was born both blind and autistic yet lives a life packed with adventure. Over the course of 30 days, Sergio embarks on a 1,300-kilometer tandem bike ride with his brother Juan Manuel, who pilots the bicycle. Together, they traverse desert and high mountains, starting in Cuenca in central Spain and finishing in a remote village in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. This documentary immerses us in Sergio’s seemingly unreachable world.
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