Stuttering
My Constant Companion

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Directed by Birgit Gohlke, Petra Nickel
2017
Austria
90 minutes
15+
Filmmaker Birgit Gohlke confronts her own speech difficulties in this fascinating, personal and practical journey into the causes of stuttering, and ways to treat it.

Afte The King’s Speech triggers uncomfortable memories for documentarian Birgit Gohlke, she decides to confront her own stuttering on film. Gohlke seeks out other stutterers to learn about their experiences and the ways they cope with their speech problems. We meet young Benedikt, whose stuttering disappears whenever he sings. Poet Gerard has found refuge in the written word. And David Seidler, the writer of The King’s Speech, also speaks revealingly about his experiences with stuttering. And Birgit is personally confronted watching an actor learn how to stutter for an upcoming role. Intercut with gorgeous animation, Stuttering – My Constant Companion is an insightful look at a common but little understood phenomenon.

You can listen to the Audio Guide here.

Access
This session is open captioned. If there is an introduction and Q&A this will be Auslan interperated.

7 wheelchair accessible spaces are available. These are located in row I at the entry. Since spaces are limited, please book a wheelchair space by calling 1300 733 733 or emailing tickets@sff.org.au.

A limited supply of audio description headsets are available and can be booked online with you tickets, by calling 1300 733 733, or emailing tickets@sff.org.au. Please pick up your FM headset at the SFF Hoyts Entertainment Quarter box office.

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Stuttering - My Constant Companion

Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Fri 15 June
6:30pm—8pm
Past Event Cancel

Stuttering - My Constant Companion

Hoyts Entertainment Quarter 15
Sun 17 June
10am—11:30am
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
15+
Country
Austria
Language
In German with English subtitles
Director
Birgit Gohlke, Petra Nickel
Producer
Peter Janecek
Screenwriter
Birgit Gohlke, Petra Nickel
Cinematographer
Judith Benedikt, Martin Putz
Program Strand
Company Credits
World Sales: Filmdelights
Original Title
Mein Stottern
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