Everybody loves films, so do we! Meanwhile Speechless is not done, we encorouge you to learn about aphasia watching other movies! Here you have 5 good ones!

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS, directed by James Hall, Edward Lovelace

The celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins could only say two phrases after waking up: 'Grace Maxwell' and 'The Possibilities Are Endless’. This is the incredible story of Collins, a songwriter who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke. Placed inside Edwyn's mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love.

 

AFTER WORDS, directed by Jerome Kaplan and Vincent Straggas

This documentary shows the communication/daily living struggles for people with aphasia and the people in each persons' community but also the joy and improvement in their lives since aphasia.

 

THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, directed by Julian Schnabel

This film is based on a book written by Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered a stroke and as a result was diagnosed with locked-in syndrome. Being paralyzed except his left eye, a speech-language pathologist finds a way for him to communicate and he is able to write his novel.

 

APHASIA, directed by Jim Gloster

Aphasia tells the story of actor Carl McIntyre, who survived a massive stroke in 2005 and lost his ability to read, write and speak. Prior to the stroke Carl was a successful film, television and stage actor. The language difficulties he now experiences as a man with aphasia have been an obvious obstacle to that career, but they do not interfere with Carl's ability to portray human emotions and interactions.

 

PICTURING APHASIA, directed by Mores McWreath

This film is about multiple people who have aphasia and their stories. While they are telling their stories, the stories are shown as drawings which were designed to help bridge the gap between hearing, seeing, and comprehending. The images are to act as an aid in the understanding of spoken language.

 

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