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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
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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