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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia documentary

November 2, 2012

There's a new educational documentary that I can't wait to see, and I hope you'll try to see it as well. It's called The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, and is directed by James Redford. Redford shares the story of his son Dylan who, by the age of ten was "barely able to read and write. To say that school was difficult for him is beyond understatement." The film shares the Redford's story, as well as three other families, and insights from successful leaders in law, politics, and business, like Charles Schwab and Richard Branson, as well as from experts like Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz.

Early reviews call it an "exemplary example of educational documentary filmmaking," and a film "filled with hope." Sounds great, doesn't it?

It's possible to schedule a screening in your hometown; I've asked my school's PTO if they'd be willing to host something for our community. If that happens, I'll take some pictures and share them with you!

Below are a few links to learn more about the movie:

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