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Public screening of The Way We Talk

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Connections Speech & Language to Bring New Film The Way We Talk to Bend
Join This Special One-Time Screening of a New Documentary About Stuttering

Bend, OR 11.16.19 Connections Speech & Language will be hosting a one-time screening of The Way We Talk at the downtown Bend library on November 16 at 4:00.

SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Michael Turner struggles with one of medical science’s most baffling and enduring disabilities—he stutters. On the surface, stuttering is syllable repetitions, prolongations, blocks, and various physical tics. But stuttering is like an iceberg, with the major symptoms below the surface. Emotions caused by the disorder— anxiety, depression, denial, and a negative self-image—are rarely confronted in speech therapy or even by people who stutter. In The Way We Talk, Turner explores his own experiences with stuttering and presents the stories of others who are part of the self-help movement within the stuttering community—stories that are relatable to anyone who has experienced feelings of separateness, isolation, or inadequacy in any area their life, and are trying to make the most of who they are. 80 min. / 2016

This event is free to the public. The director and featured speech-language pathologist will be present for a panel discussion following the film.


“The Way We Talk is a documentary intimately centered around a support group for people who stutter on their journey toward self-acceptance. As I confront my own stuttering, I reflect on how the way I talk has shaped my identity and my family story.” –Michael Turner, Director

Phone: (541) 728-3349
Event url: www.connectionsbend.com/events

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