A picture is worth a thousand words.
This saying is perhaps one of the most well-known proverbs. It has iterations in many different languages, and for good reason. A picture, and certainly a film, can convey complexity and the multi-dimensional aspects of human issues in a more gripping way than words alone can manage. In the never-ending quest to raise dyslexia awareness, it is important to use a variety of media. Books are full of accurate information about dyslexia. Social media has an excellent ability to reach large numbers of people and even go viral. But, film is uniquely positioned to help people truly relate to the feelings of those who live with dyslexia. It may be among our best tools for building compassion.