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Director Harvey Hubbell V Holds National Road Tour Premiere of Dislecksia: The Movie at Centenary College

11/08/2013, 02:27 PM

Hackettstown, NJ – Movie director Harvey Hubbell V visited Centenary College recently on his first stop on his National Road Tour for the screening of his film Dislecksia: The Movie.  This documentary has garnered much media attention and has been reviewed by RogerEbert.com, The Huffington Post, The New York Times and more!

Dislecksia: The Movie focuses on Hubbell’s challenges from being a dyslexic himself.  He includes actual commentary from his teachers and highlights their quotes from past school report cards.  He also spotlights superstars with dyslexia, as well as students, advocates, politicians, authors and researchers.  The film includes stories of Hubbell’s childhood growing up with dyslexia before many people knew what it was.  It also focuses on the medical side of dyslexia and aims to educate people about the learning difference, what it is, how to handle it and ways to learn from it.  As dyslexia becomes more understood, new methods of teaching will help those with dyslexia.

This film was nine years in the making.  In addition, Dislecksia: The Book, was recently published by Create Space.

“This movie is about a learning difference,” says Hubbell.  “It only becomes a disability if dyslexics do not learn to read, as a result of their learning difference.  The movie questions how many Einsteins have been squashed.  It is my intention to educate people about dyslexia, especially those who will be working with our children.”
This opportunity was made possible through Dr. Linda Schwartz Green, Professor of Education at Centenary College and Director of the Graduate Program. It was sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children at Centenary College.
“I became familiar with the movie at a Learning Disabilities of America conference, and reached out to Mr. Hubbell to see if Centenary College could be part of his national R.V. Tour,” says Dr. Green.  “We were thrilled to be able to not only show Dislecksia: The Movie to our students and our college community, but to have the director himself provide valuable commentary. I would like to thank him for his time.”

For more information, visit www.dislecksiathemovie.com or call 1-860-567-0675.
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.