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DEEJ

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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 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 this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ Savarese share editorial control as they attempt to navigate the challenges of representing autism.  Deej is a story told largely from the inside, by DJ – not by his parents or autism experts.

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01:12:00

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Directors: Robert Rooy
Writers: David James Savarese
Producers: David James Savarese
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