In this article, I make the case for the use of expressive film techniques to convey the emotional, or affective, experience of neurodiverse people who have been subjected to liberty restricting practices and policy. I do this by discussing my own experience with film practice as a man living with autism, presenting a broader philosophical case for how artistic modes of communication can close affective and social divisions between neurodiverse and neurotypical people, explaining why it is the cinematic techniques I advocate for are uniquely suited to neurodiverse people, and then I showcase some of my own work as a case study which those who are unfamiliar with non-narrative cinema can use as a reference point. I conclude by asserting the further need for institutional and financial support being offered to neurodiverse creators seeking to disseminate their experiences through film techniques.

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