Through Deaf Eyes

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Music and Movies

 

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Mattie R

 

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March 13, 2016

 

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University

 

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The six filmmakers - Wayne Betts, Renee Visco, Tracey Salaway, Kimby Caplan, Arthur Luhn, and Adrean Mangiardi - introduce a Deaf frame of reference behind the documentary camera. To most people, "deaf" means to not hear. To Deaf people and these Deaf filmmakers, it means much more. "Through Deaf Eyes" does not approach the topic of deaf history from the perspective of sentimentality or of overcoming the inability to hear, nor does it deny the physical reality of being deaf...
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To Deaf people and these Deaf filmmakers, it means much more. "Through Deaf Eyes" does not approach the topic of deaf history from the perspective of sentimentality or of overcoming the inability to hear, nor does it deny the physical reality of being deaf. The documentary takes a straight-forward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" - with a capital, and cultural, "D" - and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community...
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