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When I Stutter

"When I Stutter"

Documentary Screening at UofSC Columbia

The award-winning documentary, When I Stutter will be screened at UofSC Columbia on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Russell House University Union Theater. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

Filmmaker John Gomez will be joining the UofSC Columbia campus from Los Angeles to present his documentary, and will take part in a panel discussion after the screening. 

When I Stutter was released in 2017. The film was created to convey the profound psychological impact that stuttering can have on an individual’s life. When I Stutter followed 19 people who stutter over the course of 4.5 years. The documentary presents the raw emotions people who stutter feel and develop from growing up with stuttering. The stories run the gamut of human emotion. Some stories are dark, some are funny and others are triumphant! 

When I Stutter is a powerful educational experience for anyone. People who stutter will realize that their own struggles with stuttering are not unique, and that there is hope. People who don’t stutter will emerge with a richer understanding of the experience of stuttering, and a greater appreciation for people who stutter. 

The film has garnered strong praise by audiences in nearly 100 screenings worldwide, including 15 film festivals and several prominent universities. To-date it has received 7 awards.

Visit to learn more about the documentary.


Screening of the documentary When I Stutter, followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker, John Gomez and representatives from UofSC Columbia.

UofSC panelists include:

  • Charley Adams – Arnold School of Public Health (Communication Sciences and Disorders Department)
  • Mark Cooper – College of Arts and Sciences (Film and Media Studies Department)
  • John Dozier – Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Aisha Haynes – Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Sam McQuillin – College of Arts and Sciences (Psychology Department)
  • Clifford Scott – Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

Russell House University Union Theater, 1400 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29208


Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5:30pm

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Questions? Contact Charley Adams at 

This event is co-sponsored by the Arnold School of Public Health, Center for Teaching Excellence, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.

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