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Marrok Sedgwick: People Like Me

 People Like Me is an experimental essay film that challenges dominant perspectives about non-speaking autistic people. When non-speaking autistic people become the authors of their own words through the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices such as a letterboard, text to speech machine (aka "talker"), or the film camera itself, they paint a picture of a vibrant community struggling against repressive systems that would attempt to control everything they have to say. People Like Me is an assertion of the humanity of all, and the rights of one of society’s most marginalized communities to be given the tools they deem necessary to participate fully.

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