Wretches & Jabberers

Road trip film puts a new face on autism

Wretches and Jabberers is a road trip film. In it two self-advocates, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, travel around the world, touching down in Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. They’re ready to put a new face on autism. Tracy is the consummate political organizer. Larry the artist and wordsmith of visual images and 7-10 word adjectival phrases. Larry and Tracy type to communicate. They speak aloud as they meet with journalists, university professors and students, families and other people who like themselves have been classified as autistic. The film is both an adventure and vision of what inclusion can look like when the included set the pace and tone.

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