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Atlas Presents Film: Deej

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September 26, 2017-September 26, 2017 | $15

Atlas Presents
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.

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