‘Deej’ Screening

Films
Date Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:30 pm Organization South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Categories Films
Place South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Phone 786-573-5300 Website http://www.smdcac.org

Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. Tickets: $7.

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