Monday, October 21, 2019

Seeing the Unseen: Free Film Screening

Carleton students are invited to the free screening of “Seeing the Unseen” an Icelandic film with English subtitles about autistic women. Supported by the Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton’s School of Communication and Media Studies, Film Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Carleton International and the Icelandic Embassy. The Icelandic Autism Society is also funding a trip for one of the advocates featured in the film to travel out for the screening.

The screening follows with a panel discussion featuring one of the films featured advocates Guðlaug Svala Steinunnar Kristjánsdóttir and three others. The panel will be moderated by author of Spectrum Women, Christine Jenkins. “Seeing the Unseen” is an Icelandic film about women who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Women and girls are often under-diagnosed with ASD and struggle for years with their non-visible disabilities with little or no support. The film follows several adult women who receive diagnoses after facing a lifetime of stigma and shame related to their neurological differences, but who now find understanding with women who have similar experiences. The film also touches on sexual violence, disability and features beautiful Icelandic music and scenery.

We are hoping to attract a broad audience to the screening including students, community members, self-advocates, academics and service professionals.

It takes place on Friday, November 15, 2019. For more information, please visit the registration page and the events page. To view the trailer, please visit the YouTube page.

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Janse van Rensburg at

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