On Screen In Person
In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. Deej, the result of this often difficult partnership, is a story told largely from the inside, by DJ — a nonspeaking autistic boy navigating the world in unconventional ways — not by his parents or autism experts or even the camera. At its core, Deej reflects the level of participation that disability rights advocates insist upon: nothing about us without us. Watch the trailer here.
Screening begins at 7:00 pm.
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.