||Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
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||Originally produced by The Groove Productions in 2009.
||1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 58 minutes)
A New Kind of Listening is the story of a visionary director, a one-of-a-kind theater group, and a young man who could not speak, yet found the voice he had been looking for all his life. The film takes us inside the creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group as director Richard Reho inspires cast members, some with disabilities and unable to speak, to be writers, actors and dancers in an original collaborative performance piece. In the process, Chris Mueller-Medlicott, who has never spoken a word and has been mislabeled profoundly mentally retarded, breaks through into stunning self-expression. Together the theater group proves how a small community arts project has the power to transform lives.. A New Kind of Listening weaves together deep feeling, playfulness, vulnerability and unexpected loss into a joyful celebration of our connection to each other. The result is a groundbreaking film that will change your beliefs about intelligence, disability and what it takes to be heard.