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Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

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September 07, 2017
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
FEATURE FILM FEATURE FILM FEATURE FI LM
films throughout the weekend at
the Screening Room & the Firehouse Center for the Arts
For full schedule AND to view trailers visit :

www.newburyportfilmfestival.org
Deej
(72min) Director: Robert Rooy
Sun Sept 17 11:00am at Firehouse Center for the Arts
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.