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MIPTV Picks 2013: The Big Picture – Rethinking Dyslexia

This film, directed by James Redford, illustrates how various people, ranging from business titans Richard Branson and Charles Schwab to Redford's own son, Dylan, incorporate different strategies to turn the challenge of dyslexia into a gift.
March 1, 2013

SCIENCE & NATURE

Partners: Produced by KPJR Films; distributed by Janson Media (educational rights: ro*co films educational)

Length: 1 x 60 minutes

Premiered: October 2012 (HBO)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding North and South America

The developmental reading disorder dyslexia impacts many, with some studies saying up to 20% of school students are dyslexic. Many of those individuals, however, aren’t properly diagnosed with the disorder and can wind up performing below their abilities in a school system that misunderstands them. This film, directed by James Redford, illustrates how various people, ranging from business titans Richard Branson and Charles Schwab to Redford’s own son, Dylan, incorporate different strategies to turn the challenge of dyslexia into a gift.

About The Author
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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