Thursday May 6, 2010 | AphasiaMay 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 1 Comment
In September 2005, Charlotte actor Carl McIntyre suffered a massive stroke at age 45. The aftermath of the stoke is that Carl lives with aphasia, an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence. More than 100,000 Americans develop the disorder every year. A group of local filmmakers led by writer and director Jim Gloster, have made a film about Carl. It reveals how aphasia affects not only the person with it, but those around him and sometimes in miraculous ways. We explore aphasia and how to live with it.
Maura Silverman – Triangle representative, National Aphasia Association
Denise Caignon – Therapist, UNC Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders
Jim Gloster – Writer and Director, Aphasia the Movie
Carl McIntyre – Actor, Aphasia the Movie