Educating Resting Minds (The Documentary: Unspoken)

Educating resting minds means patient repetition of mobile thinking.   My mind is lightning fast in a body whose parts often do things that give people a different impression.

How best to sway doubting minds?

They say write what you know and what could be better than having a film crew follow you around to document the lightning and the thunder.

Mom will add some things about the documentary, Unspoken, here now:

While Emma just wandered off, confident in my ability to take the baton she’s handed me and run with it, I’m not as sure.  So be kind to me.  I’ll do my best, but first, a couple of things about the documentary, Unspoken.

Unspoken is the name of the documentary Emma is co-directing with the very talented Julia Ngeow, produced by the equally talented Geneva Peschka and executive producer Marquise Stillwell from Open Box.   This is Emma’s project.   Not mine.  And if you’ve never heard of any of these folks, please go to the links I’ve provided.  Emma is working with an exceptionally talented group of people!

When Emma recently had a meeting with Unspoken’s editor, Marco Perez, he asked Emma, “Why are you doing this documentary?”  

Emma typed in response, “This is my life.  Mostly the positive, but sprinkled with salt on tough beliefs thought by others who decide they know what it’s like to be me or worse, don’t care.   This is about prejudices, segregation, human rights and fear.”

I then went on an impassioned, okay more like enraged, rant about societal expectations and so-called norms, the way autism and Autistic people are typically spoken of and to, how the voices of Autistic people are continually silenced, how infuriating it is, not to mention insulting (to say the very least) to Autistics and when I stopped to catch my breath I became aware of how loud my voice had gotten.  I mumbled something about how I obviously felt strongly about all of this and would stop talking now, thank you very much.  

And then Emma typed, “Let’s change people’s perceptions with love.  Can Mom be angry?  Yes, because she loves intensely.”  

Yeah, because that’s the way Emma is.  And I gave birth to her.  And how she is, the way she is, astonishes and amazes and I could go on and on and on and on about how proud and grateful I am to know such a person as her, let alone be her mother, but then that just might fall into the whole ranting thing again and I promised I wouldn’t do that.  So I’ll just stop now.  Again.  Really.  Enough.  

 Unspoken is in the hands of the very capable and extremely gifted editor Marco Perez.  Everyone is hoping for a release date sometime in 2016.  

Unspoken has a Facebook page – Unspoken Documentary.  So go over to Facebook and show it some love.   Okay there is no “love” button on Facebook, but the “like” button works really well.  (Or/and you can leave some of that love here too.)

Ready?  Set,  
Go!

Emma - 2015

Emma in Santorini, Greece August, 2015 Photograph by Ariane Zurcher

22 responses to “Educating Resting Minds (The Documentary: Unspoken)

  1. I get to leave a little love here, even though I wrote the last bit, it’s the first bit that I am focussing on. The bits you wrote Emma. And I love every, single word you’ve typed. Love, love, love, your not so lightning fast Mom.

  2. So glad you are working on this Emma and can’t wait to see it!

  3. i know this brilliant teacher emma and look forward to knowing her more through this movie. may emma’s voice be heard loudly. with intense love and respect b

  4. Emma, I love that your vision of a different world is going to get an international audience. You have definitely changed my attitudes and I am very grateful. Thank you for doing the hard work of making a film.

  5. Go Emma, Go! I look forward to seeing this, and know that you will change a lot of peoples minds. Like you, I think the best way to change people’s perceptions is with love. Congratulations 🙂

  6. “This is my life. Mostly the positive, but sprinkled with salt on tough beliefs thought by others who decide they know what it’s like to be me or worse, don’t care.”

    Once again Emma, you speak for yourself more eloquently than others ever could. That’s why we all need your voice–on the street and up on the screen!

  7. Wonderful post. I love it. ❤

  8. Love this and can’t wait to see the documentary!

  9. This is such wonderful news Emma! I hope we get to see the film. I wanted to tell you and your mom something wonderful that happened this past week. I have been using Soma’s books and teaching Katrina at the adult learning center in our town. We have been going there for about three months, and Katrina has been using the letter board to answer one word questions, and short sentences, I am holding the letter board at eye level instead of leaving it on the table. Last week Katrina wrote a whole paragraph. Yesterday she did it again, and today she expressed a wonderful thought. She is forty one years old and finally I am able to see how my daughter thinks. Thank you for Introducing us to RPM through your blog. Blessings on you and your family for all you are doing.

  10. I can’t wait to see this!!

  11. Würden Sie mich bitte

    mit dem Englishkram in Ruhe lassen.

    Danke !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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  12. Reblogged this on bunnyhopscotch and commented:
    How utterly brilliant is Emma? Looking forward to the movie!

  13. I cannot WAIT for your documentary either Emma! ❤ ❤ ❤

  14. Very, very excited. Can’t wait to see the trailer too!!

  15. Thank you so much for this post.

  16. Love love love and cannot wait to see!!!!
    Yes, we mama bears can get a little…Riled UP.
    Thanks and Love,

  17. Emma, after hearing you sing and present last month, I can only say I am SOOOO looking forward to the release of your documentary. You have so much to teach (including to so many others your age who just can’t understand their parents get riled up because of how much we love our children) and we have so much to learn from you!

  18. Brilliant! This will be amazing 👍🏼

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