Yesterday Laura and friends live-tweeted Vectors of Autism: A documentary about Laura Nagle which can currently be viewed online here.
It was spectacularly well-received and created such a wonderful feeling of community. We were tweeting and connecting well before the 5:00pm PDT start time and long after the 39 minute film had been screened.
It was fun – and this was a real-life real-time echoing of exactly the thing that Laura talks about in the film when she describes twitter, phone in hand:
“I love Twitter. Right here at my fingertips is access to a virtual world in which people who are very diffuse – because there are not that many of us in any part of society – but here we are, hundreds of us… in the palm of my hand. And we.. we’re having different lives, but along various similar themes. And of course this is also impersonal/personal communication, which is about as good as it gets for one of us…” ~ Laura Nagle: Vectors of Autism (33:21)
Last night many of us were all fortunate to find community in the palm of Laura’s hand… and there we were… in rapt and glorious celebration of acceptance and Autistic pride.
A huge thank you from Lei and Laura and me to all the other wonderful people who supported this event! And now… Laura and I, and a few other people are considering a do-over… possibly in mid-September.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted…
In the meantime here is the storified version of yesterday’s live-tweet. Check it out and you will have a sense of how amazing the responses to this film have been.
If you haven’t watched Vectors of Autism… you should!
And if you have… well then… you should watch it again!!Laura watching Vectors of Autism at the Arizona TASH Conference in 2012 (Photo – Leah Kelley)
Vectors of Autism is currently available to view (for free) as part of the We speak, here, On-line Film Festival.
30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.
© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism (2014)