For the second time this academic year, and due to popular demand, Balfron High School has the opportunity to screen the documentary movie “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia”.
Launched at Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and directed by Robert Redford’s son, James Redford, ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’ is a film that addresses the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia and aims to inspire and help those with dyslexia, their families and their teachers. Influential individuals, families and dyslexia specialists were all interviewed for the film; those featured include Sir Richard Branson and Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, who help to communicate that dyslexia is a neurological issue and not a character flaw.
“An exemplary example of educational documentary filmmaking. – The Hollywood Reporter
“Busts any preconceptions on what people with dyslexia can achieve. – The New York Times
The screening will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th March in the theatre at Balfron High School, and entry is free. I would be grateful if you inform the school by email if you wish to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that the film is unlikely to hold the attention of younger children (less than 10 years old).
More information can be found on the film’s website http://thebigpicturemovie.com/
I hope to see you there.
Head Teacher, Balfron High School