"...IT'S REFRESHING

TO LEAVE A THEATER SMARTER THAN WHEN YOU ENTERED IT"

"...THE MOST COMPLETE CINEMATIC

EXPRESSION OF THE TRUTH OF DYSLEXIA PRESENTED IN A WAY THAT IS INFORMATIVE, HEARTFELT & MIGHTY ENTERTAINING..."

"...WORTH THE ATTENTION OF ANYONE

INVOLVED IN TEACHING A STRUGGLING CHILD THE INDISPENSIBLE SKILL OF READING."

"INFORMATIVE, ENTERTAIING, UPBEAT..."

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MISSION

Dislecksia: The Movie is a light-hearted documentary with a serious purpose. It will give viewers a better understanding of the condition itself, the problems it makes for individuals and families, and the programs that are needed to deal with it. It will help dyslexics and their families get the assistance they need. It will give them hope – as well as a crash course in how to laugh at their own condition.

 

The movie provides a critical tool for creating that public awareness. It will educate a wide public on what dyslexia is – not a sign of stupidity as so many believe, but of a need to learn in a different way. It will tell parents of dyslexics what they can do to ensure that their children are properly diagnosed and given the kind of instruction they need. It will help schools understand what they need to do to identify those at risk for dyslexia and to provide the instruction that will allow them to learn. It will help educators gain support from parents and the community to provide what dyslexic kids need. And it will help dyslexics themselves understand that they have the potential to learn successfully, but that they have to learn in a different way.

 

Almost everyone in America has a dyslexic in their family, has friends and colleagues who are dyslexic, or is dyslexic themselves. I hope that after seeing this movie, every one of them will say, “Now I know why Tommy can’t read – and I know what to do about it.”

 

SYNOPSIS

Get on board with Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V and his crew as they explore the unique nature of how each of us learn. Join Hubbell, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it’s like to have your brain scanned inside an fMRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers in the jungles of Costa Rica, all the while following Hubbell through his days of growing up dyslexic before many had even heard of the word. Through the non-linear brain of Hubbell, his lens captures the otherwise complex issues of learning differences in a manner that allows the audience to recognize the differences and honor the gifts in all of us. This is social awareness with a heart.

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