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Inside the Extraordinary Mind of a Pinball World Champion

Robert Emilio Gagno is a pinball prodigy. In 2016, the 27-year-old from Canada became the number one player in the world after winning the pinball world championship. He also happens to have autism. In this short film, Salazar Films presents a candid personal perspective on autism through the life of pinball world champion Robert Gagno.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.