Critically Important, Albeit Flawed
gavin6942 from United States
26 January 2016
George Veditz, one-time president of the National Association of the
Deaf of the United States, outlines the right of deaf people to sign
instead of speak.
Deafened by scarlet fever at the age of eight, Veditz was one of the
first to make motion-picture recordings of American Sign Language.
Taking care to sign precisely and in large gestures for the cameras,
Veditz chose fiery biblical passages to give his speech emotional
I suspect the reason this film is generally rated so low is because it
has no subtitles. And yes, that is something future distributors ought
to consider. But at the same time, blind people cannot see movies and
deaf people cannot hear them... maybe it is fair that at least one
movie was intended for an audience that is not the majority.
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