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Dillan's Voice

Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / Film Advertising Crafts / Casting for Film Advertising / 2017

Autistic people rarely get the spotlight when it comes to discussing their own condition to describe their lives and daily struggles. For the first time ever, Dillan, who is autistic and nonverbal, didn’t need someone to speak for him.
With the help of his iPad, Dillan types his thoughts – word by word, line by line – giving us a glimpse into his life: what it’s like to navigate a world you can’t connect with. His words shatter the notion that autistic people are shells when he writes, “So many people can’t understand that I have a mind. But now you can hear me.”

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