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Deej

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

7:30 PM

"...best film on autism I've ever seen."

- Brent White, Adult Transition Director, Ala Costa Centers

About This Show

Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving adoptive family, but also a uniquely powerful voice through his text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, Deej confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes-arresting beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, Deej embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean.

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