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Autism Society partners on ‘Wretches & Jabberers’ doc

Gerardine Wurzburg, director of the Academy Award winning short Educating Peter, has partnered with the Autism Society on the theatrical release of her feature length doc, Wretches & Jabberers. The doc, to be released in April to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month, focuses on two men with autism, as they travel the world to change attitudes about autism. It will be distributed by Area 23a, which specialize in event-driven films and will be released as 'movievents,' screenings combined with live panel discussions with self-advocates with autism, autism educators and family members of autistic people. Wretches & Jabberers is produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg, executive produced by John Hussman and funded by the Hussman Foundation.
January 6, 2011

Gerardine Wurzburg, director of the Academy Award winning short Educating Peter, has partnered with the Autism Society on the theatrical release of her feature length doc, Wretches & Jabberers. The doc, to be released in April to commemorate National Autism Awareness Month, focuses on two men with autism, as they travel the world to change attitudes about autism. It will be distributed by Area 23a, which specialize in event-driven films and will be released as ‘movievents,’ screenings combined with live panel discussions with self-advocates with autism, autism educators and family members of autistic people. Wretches & Jabberers is produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg, executive produced by John Hussman and funded by the Hussman Foundation.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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