A documentary directed by James Redford (son of Robert
Redford) uses animation and live interviews to explore the complex world faced
by those who have dyslexia. In the film titled The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia, the audience follows Dylan, a
high school senior, through both his struggles in school and his preparations
to attend college. Mixed in with Dylan’s story are testimonials from prominent
figures in the business world (Richard Branson), politics (Gavin Newsom, Lt.
Governor of California), and others who have overcome dyslexia to find success.