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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Deej: Inclusion shouldn't be a lottery.

Film - Documentary | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS

A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of...   More >

Investigating Paradise: 2017 Arab Film Festival Premiere

Film - Documentary | October 19 | 6-8:15 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival

From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be "radicalized."

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Film - Feature | October 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her own mother’s letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.