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The Illiterate

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John Stewardson

Synopsis

Set in the mid-1970s The Illiterate is the story of Fidel, a young boy growing up in a hippy commune who suffers from acute dyslexia. Alienated from school and his abusive teachers Fidel retreats into his own dark and violent fantasy world. Only when a woman living in the commune takes on the job of teaching him to read does Fidel's life begin to change and a whole new world of possibilities begin to open up.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
17 mins
Format
Super 16mm
Director
Orson Nava
Producer
National Film and Television School
Co-Producer
National Film and Television School
Editor
Helle Le Fevre
Screenwriter
Orson Nava
Director of Photography
Rob Hardy, Anne Marie Lean-Vercoe
Sound
Dave Sohanpal, Clin Crocket, Ian Macbeth, Markus Moll
Music
Dave O' Brien
Principal Cast
Joslyn Whiteman, Maimie McCoy, Michael Charlesworth, Catharine Peachey, Anthony Lennon

Genre

Production Company

National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road, Beaconsfield
Buckinghamshire HP9 1LG
UK

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