Student Documentary About Autism Offers Awareness And Insight

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stacey, a documentary about a student who struggles with autismwill premier at the Walker Pavilion in Coolidge Park on Thursday, May 9, at 7 pm. A second screening will take place at the Signal Mountain High School Theater on Friday, May 10, at 7 pm. Screenings are free and open to the public.

Stacey Rice is a senior at Signal Mountain High School, Signal Mountain, Tn.. This short documentary examines various aspects of Stacey's life in dealing with his autistic disorder, including insight into his past, his present, and possibilities for his future. The film also looks at how others view him and how he both survives and thrives in his world.

Stacey was conceptualized, written, shot and edited by a group of students from Signal Mountain High School.  It was produced through the Association for Visual Arts’ Reel Stories Documentary Program, which pairs a filmmaker with a group of high school students to learn about documentary filmmaking and how to create and produce their own short documentary video. 

In its six years, The Reel Stories Documentary Program has worked with five local public high schools and exposed numerous students to the art and experience of documentary film making and utilizing media arts to let their voices be heard. The Reel Stories Documentary Program is funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission with additional funding supplied by ArtsBuild and the George C. Johnson Family Foundation.


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