Join us for a special screening of the film My Beautiful Stutter followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with a group of adults who stutter and Jessica Hudson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Date: Event has been postponed. Date TBD
Location: Will be in the Gilbert/Mesa area when rescheduled.
Sponsored by: Stuttering and Speech Therapy of Arizona and Jessica Hudson, M.A., CCC-SLP
Details: Snacks will be provided. This is a free event. The film is suitable for people 8 years and older. This is for parents and siblings of children (any age) who stutter, adults who stutter, children 8+ years old who stutter, and speech-language pathologists.
About My Beautiful Stutter:
My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year we witness first hand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it's okay to stutter.
1 in 20 children stutter.
Many will stutter for life, facing bullying, stigmatization, emotional and sometimes physical violence, all at the hands of classmates, teachers, family members and society at large.
Many hide, shut down, rigorously work toward fluency, or develop tricks to mask their stutter. Some, driven to despair, attempt to take their own lives.
Their story has never been told.
Executive Producers: Paul Rudd, George Springer, Patrick James Lynch. Producers: Ryan Gielen, Michael Alden. Director: Ryan Gielen. Writer: Steven Sander.
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 DOC SUNBACK FESTIVAL
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 GOLDEN DOOR FILM FESTIVAL
Visit My Beautiful Stutter's official website: https://www.mybeautifulstutter.com/