Neska gazte gor batek The Star Spangled Banner (AEBko himno nazionala) errezitatzen du zeinu hizkuntzan, Washingtongo Gallaudet Institutuan irakasten duten bezala. 1901ean Washington, D.C. Schools izeneko zikloaren baitan filmatutako hamabost piezetako bat da.
A ten-minute episode in the lives of the pupils at a deaf boarding school is reconstructed in real time.
In Várzea Queimada community, in the Sertão of Piauí, Northeast of Brazil, a place with about 900 inhabitants and a high rate of deaf population, access to water and public investment is scarce, as is the learning of the official Brazilian Sign Language (Libras), the Brazilian sign language. In the face of all these limitations, the deaf community created its own language. Body and speech exercises, improvising outdoor stages for spontaneous testimonials from a group of 18 local characters. Most of the statements, most of them untranslated, are revised speech by speech, linking gestures to words, systematizing Várzea Queimada's gestural lexicon as if we were facing an educational video that teaches a new language, beyond its universe and its own questions.
Summer 1977, London, United Kingdom. The Sex Pistols release the song God Save The Queen to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee — 25 years on the throne. It’s immediately banned. Even though it reaches Number 1 in the hit parade, it’s never heard on the radio — it’s silenced. As a form of cheeky tribute to the anarchic impulse and visual refreshment of the original song, this version explores the power of British Sign Language to convey the message which remains compelling.
Little Red Riding Hood is on the way to her grandmothers. In the forest, she comes across the evil wolf who tries to fool her in order to eat her and her grandma for dinner.
“Fire”, a poem about mortality by Giselle Meyer, was shot from behind a matte glass sheet and provides a fairy-tale spectacle. This is one of a series of five innovative shorts, presenting the visual power of poetry in sign language. In all film poems of the series Motioning (Bewogen) visual rhythm, repetition, wide-angle and close-ups shape the dynamics of the composition.
Kassandra Wedel, dancer, actress and all around artist, roams the city picking up sounds and movements from her surroundings to compose her very own music and dance. We explore what sound and music mean to her and witness the process of translating dance into music. She challenges our current perception and understanding of sound and music. Her only advantage? Her deafness.