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An independent documentary production

Directed by Daniel Vital

About the documentary film

'Let Us Read' (currently in production) is a thought-provoking documentary that sheds light on the current US reading crisis and the misconceptions and systemic barriers faced by the neurodivergent population. However, thanks to decades of research, today, there is evidence that a Structured Literacy approach empowers students with dyslexia and benefits all other students as well. This documentary pushes the conversation to the next step. How can we bring this solution to where the problem is and allow a fair education opportunity for everyone?

Fiscal Sponsorship provided by


About the Fiscal Sponsor / International Documentary Association

For the past 40 years, the International Documentary Association (IDA) has supported the vital work of documentary storytellers. We are honored that they have accepted LET US READ as one of their sponsored projects. Your donation for the LET US READ film will go to the IDA, and they will send you a receipt that you can use for US tax purposes. Your donation is US tax-deductible.


The IDA monitors that Street Lamp LLC uses the funds exclusively for the LET US READ production: the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the USA.

A teaching approach that benefits everyone.

All students can benefit from Structured Literacy and a project-based teaching approach.

Phonics, phonics, phonics.

Science-based evidence, early screening tools, and focus on... phonics!

If there is a will,

there is a way.

The R.O. Hardin Elementray and Hollister School District example.

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Producer and purpose of the project

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The producer and director of this project is a parent at Chartwell School, a school specializing in empowering kids with dyslexia and other learning differences.


When filmmaker Daniel and his wife discovered their daughter had dyslexia, they were suddenly catapulted into an unexpected academic scenario. Learning about different learning styles and the strengths that a dyslexic brain may have, they searched nationwide for the best academic fit for their daughter. Once they found it, they sold their house, packed the car with their daughter and two dogs, and crossed the US from Illinois to California.  After witnessing significant improvements in their daughter's reading and writing skills - and her increased joy in learning - Daniel decided to produce a documentary to support and inspire other families facing the same challenges and help bring this teaching approach to the US public education system. If a teaching approach is likely to benefit everyone, why not make it accessible to everyone?

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