The University of Wisconsin-Madison Presents My Beautiful Stutter

My Beautiful Stutter is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison!

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**Due to corona virus precautions this screening will be rescheduled.  Check back for updates**

Join us for a special advanced screening of the film ​and a Q&A with Tim Mackesey, who is formally recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BCS-F).

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**Please plan ahead to secure public parking in a ramp or on the street for this event.**
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Date: Friday, April 3, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Health Sciences Learning Center (Room 1306)

750 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53705

Sponsored by: UW Communication Sciences & Disorders and Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

About My Beautiful Stutter:

My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year we witness first hand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it's okay to stutter.

1 in 20 children stutter.

Many will stutter for life, facing bullying, stigmatization, emotional and sometimes physical violence, all at the hands of classmates, teachers, family members and society at large.

Many hide, shut down, rigorously work toward fluency, or develop tricks to mask their stutter. Some, driven to despair, attempt to take their own lives.

Their story has never been told.

Until now.

Executive Producers: Paul Rudd, George Springer, Patrick James Lynch. Producers: Ryan Gielen, Michael Alden. Director: Ryan Gielen. Writer: Steven Sander.

WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 DOC SUNBACK FESTIVAL

WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2019 GOLDEN DOOR FILM FESTIVAL

Visit My Beautiful Stutter's official website: https://www.mybeautifulstutter.com/