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