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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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