Join us for a special advanced screening of the film and a Q&A with Tim Mackesey, who is formally recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BCS-F).
**Please plan ahead to secure public parking in a ramp or on the street for this event.**
Follow this link to register today https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9YFYgEbMj0csD3fGp2qijUvYQ4pI3yFBydrpz2_b2Yj63dA/viewform
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (Room 1306)
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
Sponsored by: UW Communication Sciences & Disorders and Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
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 Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent.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/