In the Dark

1 in 5 people struggle with dyslexia. The International Dyslexia Association says dyslexia is a "neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain. There is no cure for dyslexia and individuals with this condition must learn coping strategies." That is the status quo accepted by everyone except holistic chiropractor Phyllis Books, who has been working to reverse dyslexia for more than 30 years. In the Dark takes place in Books' home and office in Austin, Texas and follows Jen, 26, and Kate, 7, on their journeys with Books to seek treatment and change their lives in as little as five days.

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Jessie King




Director: Jessie King
Producer: Jessie King, Robert Greene, Stacey Woelfel
Cinematographer: Drew Dengenaro, Bella Graves, Jessie King, Suzy Le Bel, Andrew Richey
Editor: Suzy Le Bel, Jessie King, Kellan Hayley Marvin
Sound Designer: Joel Valder
Music: Centineo Studios, Jeff Nations, Fesliyan Studios
Principal Cast: Phyllis Books, Kate Barkemeyer, Jennifer Aguirie, Henry Barkemeyer, Kelly Aguirie
Additional Credits: Color: Andrew Czap, Sound: Kyle Graham


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Jessie King
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Format: Documentary Short
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 21:15 mins