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Stuttering is as old as human speech. The biblical Moses stuttered. Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, King George VI and James Earl Jones were also afflicted with the disorder--yet it remains a medical enigma. Unspeakable examines the nature, history and treatment of a speech impediment that affects about 1% of the world’s population regardless of language, culture, class or ethnicity.

Throughout the ages there have been all sorts of explanations for what causes stuttering but attempts at curing it have been as frustrating as finding its cause. While stuttering inevitably causes emotional distress, which aggravates the disorder, there is no evidence that it is a personality disorder. Speech therapy for pre-schoolers who stutter can be quite effective but treatment for older children and adults is often frustrating and disappointing.

John Paskievich, the film's director, is a person who stutters. He also narrates and is an active participant in the film. His story and the stories of others in the film are poignant, funny, angry and courageous, providing eloquent testimony to what it means to live imprisoned in what the poet W.H. Auden called "the tower of stutter."

According to Paskievich, "the film is a call for liberation, not from stuttering, but from the ignorance and stigma that surround it."

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Unspeakable, John Paskievich, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

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  • écriture
    John Paskievich
  • réalisateur
    John Paskievich
  • monteur
    Kenneth George Godwin
  • narrateur
    John Paskievich
  • caméra
    Daron Donahue
    Andrei Khabad
    Barry Lank
    Don Lowe
    Jeff McKay
    Brian Rougeau
    Branimir Ruzic
    Claude Savard
  • preneur de son
    Norman Dugas
    Pierre Fleurant
    Jay Garuk
    Jeff Henschel
    Warren Kay
    Jamie Kidd
    Mark Obradovich
    Carey Opper
    Marvin Polanski
    Geoff Price
    Ross Redfern
  • musique originale
    Norman Dugas
  • musicien
    Norman Dugas
    Ron Halldorson
    Pat Wright
    Ken (Spider) Sinnaeve
    Christian Dugas
  • enregistrement de la musique
    Norman Dugas
  • None
    Norman Dugas
  • montage son
    Anita Lubosch
  • monteur en ligne
    Tony Wytinck
  • mixeur du repiquage
    Howard Rissin
  • consultant en recherche
    Jaan Pill
  • recherche de documents d'archives
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • assistance à la caméra
    Chris Gower
  • assistant de production
    Andrew Paskievich
  • coordonnateur de production
    Monique Perron
    Rolande Petit
  • administrateur de programme
    Cyndi Forcand
  • agent, marketing
    Leslie Stafford
  • superviseur de production
    Scott Collins
  • producteur associé
    John Paskievich
  • producteur
    Joe MacDonald
  • producteur exécutif
    Graydon McCrea
    Michael Scott
    Derek Mazur