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The 2016 Oscar winning live action short film by Irish writer/director Benjamin Cleary – now available to view online in its entirety courtesy of the New Yorker.

Thirteen minutes well spent (if, God forbid, you’re using a regional masking browser plugin), to wit:

…a young London typographer named Greenwood (Matthew Needham) stutters to the extent that verbal conversation is difficult. When he tries to resolve an issue with a service representative over the phone, he can’t get the words out; the operator, gruff and impatient, hangs up. (For surliness, she rivals the operator in the old Yaz song.) When a woman approaches Greenwood on the street, he uses sign language to avoid talking. But in his thoughts, which we hear, he does not stutter.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUKCSErI3WY

Dublin-born director  Benjamin Cleary winning Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for for Stutterer – his first film – at the Academy Awards last night.

Oscars for Brie Larson in Emma O’Donoghue’s Room, and for Benjamin Cleary’s Stutterer (breakingnews)

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Trailer for Stutterer (2015).