Films from Past Years/ Wretches & Jabberers
USA | Documentary Feature | 2010 | 92 min
Co-Sponsored By: Washington County Mental Health & the HowardCenter
Director: Gerardine Wurzburg
Directed by Academy Award-nominee Gerardine Wurzburg, In Wretches & Jabberers: And Stories from the Road, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Vermonters Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future.