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Q: Deaf community ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Deaf community
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: anniepannie-ga
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Posted: 25 Apr 2006 15:02 PDT
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Question ID: 722763
Can you tell me some movies that concern the deaf community?  (ie,
Children of a Lessor God, etc.)
Subject: Re: Deaf community
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 25 Apr 2006 15:55 PDT
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Hi anniepannie,

I found a few films and TV movies that concern the deaf community or a
deaf character:

Touch the Sound
..."Plot Outline: A documentary which explores the connections among
sound, rhythm, time, and the body by following percussionist Evelyn
Glennie, who is nearly deaf..."

The Quiet
..."Plot Outline: Sent to live with a foster family, Dot, a deaf
orphan girl, soon realizes that all is not copacetic in her new,
seemingly average home..."

Sound and Fury (Documentary)
..."Tagline: If you could make your deaf children hear, would you do it? ..."

..."Plot Outline: Amy is a story of a young girl who witnesses her
dad's death on stage at a rock concert. She becomes mentally mute/deaf
after this, and 4 years later discovers she can communicate only by

And Your Name is Jonah
..."Plot Outline: A couple whose son had been diagnosed as mentally
retarded, and was institutionalized, are shocked to discover that the
diagnosis was wrong, and that their son is deaf, not retarded..."

Love is Never Silent
..."Plot Outline: A young woman (Mare Winningham) struggles with her
own need for independence and the obligation she feels for her
hearing-impaired parents (Ed Waterstreet, Phyllis Frelich) in this
depression-era drama..."
A Summer to Remember
..."Plot Summary: Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young
Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family..."

..."Plot Outline: An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back
into society by two resourceful children..."

..."Plot Outline: A young deaf guy living in a Yorkshire housing
estate dreams of being a rapper..."

Love and Deaf
..."Plot Outline: A talkative man finds Mr. Right in the men's room..."

The Miracle Worker
..."Plot Outline: The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the
blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate..."

Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues
..."Plot Outline: Set in 1898, Cambridge, Massachusetts, depicts Annie
Sullivan Macy supporting her student Helen Keller at Radcliffe

..."Plot Summary: A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found
murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her

Welcome 2 My Deaf World
..."Tagline: Bethany and Scott are two ordinary teenagers who live in
the extraordinary world of the deaf..."

Alice und der Aurifactor (short)
..."Plot Outline: Alice saves the land of the deaf from an evil
sorcerer who transforms people into hearing mutants. Expressionist
fairy tale fable that explores the struggle of the deaf community in a
hearing world..."

Johnny Belinda
..."Plot Outline: In a small fishing village on the island of Cape
Breton, Dr. Robert Richardson takes aninterest in a sweet deaf mute
named Belinda. He teaches her sign language and lip reading, and she
soon falls in love with him..."

..."Plot Summary: Mandy was born deaf and has been mute for all of her
life. Her parents believe she is able to speak..."


"The Golden Legacy" is a full length feature film whose connection to
Deafness is not that it is about the Deaf point of view (rather it is
a mystery adventure about sunken treasure), but that it is told
centered from inside the Deaf point of view, where no "explanation" of
itself is needed. By removing itself dramatically from hearing culture
it is a film that allows the viewer to understand Deaf culture from
within in a more direct fashion.

"The Ride," directed by John Flanders, is an unusual Deaf "road movie"
about a disenchanted musician whose muse is influence by a Deaf
hitchhiker. In "Konigskinder," experimental German filmmaker Lutz
Gregor tells another tale of a friendship, between a Deaf boy and a

"From Eyes to Hands," a Maine-made documentary on the life of
well-known itinerant portrait artist John Brewster.

To Have/To Find," by artist Susan Dupor also explores escape and
fantasy through a young Deaf girl's dreams.

"He Says/She Signs" and "Look At Me So I Can Hear You," also focus on
the common Deaf experience of transcending barriers, the first in
relationships, the second in family and school.

"On My Own," directed by Pearl Swan Youth and Kim Buwon, and starring
Mainer Roxanne Baker, is a tale of two young women, one Deaf and one
hearing, whose friendship is challenged by cultural conflicts.


Besides all the films above that I found, you can peruse the Internet
Movie Database with the keyword "deaf" in the plot --here:

Hope this keeps you occupied for awhile!  If I can help further,
please use the clarification feature.


Search strategy:
film OR movie "about deaf" OR "about a deaf"
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