Deaf Perspectives

Fri, Jul 10 at 8am

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This program block will show the following films:

Deaf Reach: Hope for Pakistan

Pakistan & United States | Directed by John E. Quatroche II  | 11 minutes

In Pakistan, an American expatriot and his Filipina wife have led the development of education opportunities for deaf children and young adults for over 20 years. They began with nothing more than a dream and now have educated more than 5,000 deaf students through Deaf Reach schools in 8 different cities. See their story, with input from some of their students, parents, graduates, and staff.

Dear Hearing World

United Kingdom | Directed  by Adam Dockter | 4 minutes 

A short film directed by Adam Docker, based on Raymond Antrobus’ poem of the same name. The film blends Raymond’s spoken words with music and British Sign Language from Deaf actress Vilma Jackson, who gives a powerful and thought-provoking performance in striking urban London scenes. This important work calls out ‘audio supremacy’ and asks us to acknowledge the deaf community's anger at their treatment by the hearing world.

A Sense of Black

Netherland | Directed by Gerben Zevenbergen | 30 minutes

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Dive into the world of the blind artist George Kabel from The Netherlands. As one of the 800 Dutch people with Usher's Syndrome, George has lost his sight and is now becoming completely deaf. Watch him develop and present his tactile artwork at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.

Rose & Raven

United States | Directed by Nicolas Alayo | 20 minutes 

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Rose & Raven is about a young girl who befriends her deaf classmate and learns how to be confident in herself as she pursues her dreams. Together, Rose and her friend learn how to communicate on an honest and personal level.

A Sonic Pulse

United Kingdom | Directed by Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Antoine Marinot

This short film explores Deaf people’s experience of electronic music from a visceral, communal, and scientific perspective.


United Kingdom | Directed by Cristina Isoli | 15 minutes 

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Sean is a quirky musician, who’s just moved to London. During an early morning quest to find a cafe, he crosses pathes with Summer, a Deaf girl who dreams of becoming a pilot. When Summer loses her keys at a traffic light, it begins a chase that will lead them to develop a strange affection for each other and open up about their dreams.

Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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