Deej / director, Robert Rooy ; words by David James Savarese ; producers, Robert Rooy, David James Savarese ; a co-production of Rooy Media LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS).

Other Title:
Subtitle on container and menu screen: Inclusion shouldn't be a lottery
53-minute version.
[Frederick, Maryland] : Rooy Media [2017] , ©2017
1 videodisc (53 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 note card (1 unnumbered page ; 19 cm)
4 3/4 in.
Savarese, David James.
Autistic children -- United States -- Biography.
College students -- United States -- Biography.
Parents of autistic children -- United States.
Autistic children -- United States -- Language.
Autistic children -- Means of communication -- United States.
Inclusive education -- United States.
Autistic children.
Autistic children -- Language.
Autistic children -- Means of communication.
College students.
Inclusive education.
Parents of autistic children.
United States.
Medical subjects:
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive.
Mainstreaming (Education)
Family Relations.
Local subjects:
Savarese, David James.
Documentaries and Factual Films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
In English.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Audio description for persons with visual disabilities.
System Details:
DVD-R. NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound; stereo sound.
digital optical 5.1 surround sound Dolby Digital
digital optical stereo sound
widescreen (16:9)
video file
DVD-R video
region 1
"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 dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion and often paralyzing beauty of his own senses. 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 from the inside."--Container.
Our silence
Becoming included
Winning the lottery
Prodigal son
Dreaming of college
Abraham Lincoln
A perfect fit
Meeting Jen
Saying goodbye
Sassy voices
Fresh thinking allies
Messy, imperfect.
Featuring D.J. Savarese.
Co-producer, Anne De Mare; cinematography, Robert Rooy; director of animation, Em Cooper; music, David Majzlin; community engagement, Regan Brashear; Editors, Robert Rooy, James Rutenbeck; executive producer for ITVS, Sally Jo Fifer.
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
"The 53-minute version tells DJ's story powerfully but succinctly in a length that works well for classrooms and informal meetings."--Film website.
Special features: Finding our voices (abridged version) (16 minutes) The words of eight nonspeaking Autistics take center stage; Coming of age (6 minutes) Friends and family gather to celebrate DJ's 18th birthday ; An uncommon student (7 minutes) DJ competes with other high school seniors for a college scholarship.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2017.
Savarese, David James, writer, film producer, on-screen participant.
Rooy, Robert, film director, film producer, cinematographer.
Jordan, Jeanne, executive producer.
Ascher, Steven, executive producer.
De Mare, Anne, co-producer.
Cooper, Em, director of animation.
Majzlin, David, composer (expression)
Rutenbeck, James, editor of moving image work.
Brashear, Regan Pretlow.
Rooy Media (Firm), film production company.
Independent Television Service, film production company.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, sponsoring body.
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