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Documentary Short Film  Makayla's Voice: A Letter to the World

Documentary Short Film Makayla's Voice: A Letter to the World


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https://vimeo.com/899527204

 

Credits
Director: Julio Palacio
Writers: Makayla Cain and Julio Palacio
Producers: Samuel Hanson, Sasha Levinson, Julio Palacio
Editor: Jeff Jay
Cinematography: Brock Hanson
Featuring: Makayla Cain, Khari "Needlz" Cain, Mañana Cain, Amani Cain, Roxy Sewell, Elizabeth Hellsten

 

Synopsis

Makayla, a teenage girl, has spent her life grappling with a rare form of autism that rendered her essentially nonverbal. However, her parents, filled with unwavering belief in their daughter's potential, embarked on a transformative journey to discover the true depth of Makayla's inner world.

Eight months before we meet this family, a groundbreaking breakthrough came into their lives in the form of letter board therapy, a method that finally provided Makayla with the means to communicate.

As her voice gradually emerges, the audience is invited into a world of wonder, poetry, and brilliance that was once hidden from sight.

Through the lens of the documentary, we witness Makayla's courageous steps as she unveils her thoughts, feelings, and insights. with her newfound ability to express herself, she shines as an inspiring advocate for autism, determined to show the world the power and beauty of neurodiversity. Makayla's journey to reclaim her voice not only touches the hearts of her loved ones but also resonates deeply with viewers, who can't help but be moved by her incredible resilience.

Screenings at Tribeca Film

Thursday, June 6 at 4:00 pm
Village East by Angelika (181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003)
Note: This is a special screening. The film will show ahead of "The Unknown" a feature-length film that was a watershed moment for disability representation.
Director Julio Palacio in-person.

Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 pm
AMC 19th Street East 6
Director Julio Palacio in-person for Q&A along with film participants Makayla Cain, Khari "Needlz" Cain, and Mañana Cain.

Wednesday, June 12 at 5:15 pm
AMC 19th Street East 6
Director Julio Palacio in-person for Q&A along with film participants Makayla Cain, Khari "Needlz" Cain, and Mañana Cain.

Saturday, June 15 at 5:15 pm
AMC 19th Street East 6
Director Julio Palacio in-person for Q&A.

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