November 4, 2011

'Deaf Jam' Film by Judy Leiff

If you have not heard already, an interesting documentary about deaf poets and poetry slam in ASL has recently premiered on television. It is called, Deaf Jam, a film by Judy Lieff. Looks great, I can't wait to see it.

Visit their website for local screenings and listings. 

From their website:

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 women embark on a collaboration/performance duet - creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

“Poetry, friendship and respect transcend politics...Delightful and endearing, utilizing upbeat music and clever graphics, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of deaf culture and gives us a unique perspective into a world so vibrant, so diverse, it may forever change the way we see the non-hearing.” Barbara Pokras, A.C.E. - Woodstock Film Festival.

Theatrical Version - 70 minutes
Broadcast Version - 53 minutes


1 comment:

  1. e), you will really enjoy it. It was shown last week on PBS in my area and I could not tear myself away.


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