Done on a zero dollar budget with a borrowed mini DV camcorder, this film was designed for the Agnes Scott College Film Festival in Dacatur, Georgia, winning Honorable Mention.
Asperger’s is often misunderstood when it comes to passion and empathy. It is a common belief that individuals with Asperger’s lack empathy and the ability to experience human emotion on the broad spectrum which society believes is inherent in the human race. I believe this is a misconception and that individuals with Asperger’s express their passion in unconventional ways. My Violin Cries is a short documentary about my journey through mournful emotions after the loss of my violin teacher and mentor Stefanie Graef Carr. In this film I show how my special interest in music was not only the language I shared with Ms. Stefanie, but in the end the way I cried for her.