FREE SCREENING: Compensation

Fri, Jul 10 at 8am

This showing is free and does not require a ticket purchase. Please keep an eye on our social media or this ticketing page for information on how to access the film once the festival starts.

There are no tickets for this film, the film will be shown for free in part of support of #blacklivesmatter. We encourage viewers to please donate to BLM or other related advocacy groups. You can find some Seattle based organizations here.

There will be a livestreamed panel with Dickie Hearts and Maleni Chaitoo (other guests to be announced) to discuss PoC and Womxn perspectives on working in the film industry. Patty Liang, Executive Director of Deaf Spotlight, will facilitate the panel.

United States | Directed by Zeinbau Irene Davis | 1 hour and 33 minutes

Compensation will be shown in a silent film inspired format with some English subtitles.

Inspired by a 1906 poem from African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama shows the relationship between a Deaf woman and a hearing man in two parallel love stories, taking place in both the early 1900s and 1990s Chicago. Their stories explore aspects of Black culture and Black Deaf culture. Starring Michelle Angela Banks, an award-winning, pioneering Black Deaf actress.


Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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