In recognition of Disability Awareness Month the Feather River College Diversity Committee and Plumas Arts present this one evening FREE showing of DEEJ. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese (“Deej”) found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, obstacles to inclusion, and the sometimes paralyzing beauty of his own senses. In his advocacy on behalf of other nonspeaking autistics, he embraces filmmaking and poetry, and discovers what having a voice can truly mean. In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between a veteran filmmaker and a nonspeaking autistic, Robert Rooy and DJ share editorial control as they navigate the challenges of representing autism. Deej is a story told largely from the inside, by DJ – not by his parents or autism experts or even the camera.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific
Town Hall Theatre 469 Main Street Quincy, CA 95971