DEAF JAM USA, 2011, 70 minutes Director: Judy Lieff In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a Deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two young women embark on a hearing/deaf collaboration, a performance duet that is a metaphor for the complex realities they share.
MAKING NOISE IN SILENCE USA, 2011, 19 minutes Director: Mina T. Son Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of Deaf culture from the perspective of two immigrant Korean high school students who attend the CA School for the Deaf in Fremont. When they moved to the United States, their deafness alienated them from other immigrant kids and put them into an entirely separate cultural group with its own language, customs, and history.
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