Access to Healthcare, A Universal Right | Dir. Laurent Valo, France, 2019
In France, on the initiative of Dr. Dagron and his team, special health care units in sign language offer deaf patients consultations and services in their first language. This experience has become a model that inspires other countries, such as Uruguay. In Montevideo, a health care unit in sign language was created in 2012. Sadly, this set-up is now suffering from a lack of deaf mediators or doctors who are fluent users of sign language…
The director follows Dr. Dagron in order to better understand the reasons for this regression and to take the full measure of the efforts that remain to be undertaken for this type of care units to be established around the world.
Bilingual Poet’s Dilemma | Dir. Sandra Alland and Ania Urbanowska, Scotland, 2017
Donna Williams’s poem playfully shows the difficulties of translation between British Sign Language and English. Part of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017).
Cada quinze dies (Every Fortnight) | Dir. Laura Huguet and Joan Tisminetzky, Spain, 2018
Carlos is a deafblind father dealing with the problems of everyday life but, above all, facing the responsibility that comes with raising his teenage daughter. As time goes by there is the hope of recovering his eyesight and the previously distant father-daughter relationship develops and changes. Shot throughout 3 years, this documentary ,at times militant, at others domestic, brings forward the universal theme of the alliances and difficulties in any parent-child relationship.
Driver | Dir. Antonio Cannata, Italy, 2018
Tom is a young road rider who is very fast and has had a lot of wins. He will be rewarded by the Boss and will take the place of Jonny, their former driver, who was unbeatable but ended up in prison; someone betrayed him. Will Tom stand up to Jonny when he comes out of jail?
Gone | Dir. Jared Flitcroft, New Zealand, 2018
Gone, is a dance/theatre film which follows Sahil’s journey from freely hanging out with his friend’s, to a decision that changes their lives forever, leaving a powerful message.
Ten students from Kelston Deaf Education Auckland, NZ, embarked on a journey of discovery, learning through a series of film workshops guided by award-winning deaf film Director Jared Flitcroft (New Zealand) and Choreographer Antonio Bukhar (Uganda). From content development to post production decisions and performing in the film, Gone is their story.
Halifax Explosion- The Deaf Experience | Dir. Linda Campbell, Canada, 2017
On December 6, 1917, 2 ships colliding in Halifax Harbour (Nova Scotia, Canada) led to one of the largest explosions ever. The Halifax School for the Deaf was near the explosion, yet, all survived. How? Amazing stories of community and survival are shared in American and Maritimes Sign Languages.
Tama | Dir. Jared Flitcroft and Jack O’Donnell, New Zealand, 2017
Tama is the result of a unique collaboration between Deaf and hearing filmmakers.
Tama is about a young Maori Deaf boy who tries to perform the traditional Maori war dance, the Haka, silently. He is isolated within his family where communication is challenging. On a near fatal car trip, Tama has to confront his father and in his struggle, he begins to grow from an undervalued youth into a proud young man.
Tomoshinkai~We will not give up~ | Dir. Mika Imai, Japan, 2017
Tomoshinkai, Japan’s first karate dojo taught in Japanese Sign Language, was founded in Tokyo in 2013. Deaf athletes give their all in training, with dreams of winning medals, but the harsh realities of the karate world stand in their way. This documentary follows Deaf instructor Tomoko Takahashi with her Deaf athletes, and their spirit of akiramenai—never giving up.