March 13 Fundraiser Film Screening of “Deej” and Q&A with DJ Savarese
Please register below to join us on March 13, 2021 at 3pm ET for a fundraiser screening of the documentary Deej: Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Lottery.
The screening will be followed by a meet-and-greet with our board member DJ “Deej” Savarese, the co-producer, narrative commentator, and subject of the film. Discussion will focus on ways to highlight and expand the use of self-determination both in cinema and real life.
The film follows DJ over the course of six years (2007-2013) as he completes high school and begins attending Oberlin College as the first alternatively communicating autistic student. Throughout the film, DJ tells his own story through his narrative commentary, his poetry, and his collaboration with Em Cooper and her oil-painted animation. Co-produced by DJ Savarese and Robert Rooy, this film has been praised by The Peabody Awards Committee for “tak[ing] several masterful steps forward in inclusive filmmaking, while using Savarese’s poetry to offer an at-times soulful study of adolescence, leaving home, and becoming an adult.”
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