This was probably the shortest film I've ever seen, but it had a powerful message, that having problems with learning doesn't make someone less intelligent than the next person. I don't have dyslexia, so I can't speak on it personally, but I'm sure it's a disorder that's hard to live with, due to the embarrassment and shame that it causes for the person who has it, particularly when they go to school. Kids who have dyslexia can be successful when it comes to academics - they just need modifications to their learning, such as tutoring and small class sizes.
Not Broken is a story about Winter Knight (Ann Marie Ryan),a dyslexic girl who is exceptionally talented when it comes to art. The movie is a progression of her life from the time she's a toddler to the age of 18. When she's little and her mom (Natalie King) is trying to teach her about numbers and letters, she's not interested and would rather draw instead. When she's in elementary school her mom takes her to a neuropsychologist, and that's when she's diagnosed with dyslexia. Winter struggles throughout high school, and that's when she makes a suggestion to her mom that perhaps she would have less of a hard time if she obtained a job. But she experiences difficulties with that as well. One day while working in a coffeeshop, after taking a customer's order and asking for her name, she struggles to write her name on the cup, so she draws her face instead, which looks beautiful. She starts doing this for all of the customers. After going through her challenges with reading, she realizes there's nothing wrong with being different, as differences are what make all of us special. It's a nice family-oriented movie. I definitely recommend for parents who have a dyslexic child.
A young dyslexic and artistic woman is overcome with despair as she finds herself defined, not by her talents, but by her disabilities.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN
Tech specs720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
1 hr 11 min
P/S 14 / 40