North Central Missouri College to Offer Free Movie: Deej

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October 8, 2019

North Central Missouri College to Offer Free Movie: Deej

In honor of Invisible Disabilities Week, the North Central Missouri College Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Foreign Film Club, and SMSTA will be showing a free showing of the award-winning movie Deej. Free pizza and drinks will also be served* beginning at 6:00 p.m. on October 15th in Cross Hall 208 with the movie and discussion to follow. The event is open to the public.

Abandoned by his birth parents and presumed incompetent, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society’s 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 (https://www.deejmovie.com/).

*Free pizza and drinks to the first 50 people