Disability Awareness Film 'Read Me Differently' to be Featured at Ferris

Disability Awareness Month Film Featured on Ferris CampusSarah Entine's award-winning film “Read Me Differently,” will be shown on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in IRC 120.

“Read Me Differently” is the work of Entine, a first-time filmmaker diagnosed with dyslexia in 1978 though she was only fully able to comprehend her disability 23 years later, at age 29. In 2009, Entine completed, “Read Me Differently,” a film that focuses on her experiences growing up with misunderstood learning disabilities among those who were closest to her: family.

The film has increased awareness of how learning disabilities impact family relationships at conferences across the country, including twice at The International Dyslexia Association, The Learning Disability Association of America and The National Association of Social Workers in Massachusetts.

In 2010, “Read Me Differently” was selected for a CINE Golden Eagle Award and, in 2011, it was chosen to screen at the Superfest International Disability Film Festival where it received an Achievement Award.

“‘Read Me Differently’ is a very powerful, informative documentary capturing the journey of Sarah Entine as she comes to understand the impact of her reading and learning problems on her self-esteem and development,” said Robert Brooks, a clinical psychologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School in a review of the film. “It is a journey of discovery not only for herself, but for her grandmother, mother, sister and father. The influence of learning differences in family relationships across generations is poignantly captured as is the capacity of the human spirit to become resilient in the face of adversity.

Brooks added, “I hope that this documentary will be viewed not only by children and adults with learning struggles, but by their families as well as professionals who work with these individuals.”

This event is sponsored by Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services. For more information, contact Christopher Richmond at (231) 591-5968 or richmoc2@ferris.edu.

For special accommodations, please call (231) 591-3057 at least 72 hours in advance.

To learn more about the film, visit: www.readmedifferently.com/.