If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing...
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If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury follows the intimate, heart-rending tale of the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture - and their bonds with each other. For Peter Artinian and his wife, both of whom are deaf, a surgical ear implant for their five-year-old daughter Heather means a choice between two worlds - an unfamiliar hearing world and the deaf world, a robust culture in its own right united by a uniquely visual and artistic language. Heather Artinian - precocious, vivacious, and avidly curious about implant surgery - is caught between her deaf parents and her hearing grandparents, as they argue passionately about her future. The debate is sometimes silent, but by no means quiet. When all is done, Sound and Fury speaks volumes about the choices we make and the battles...Written by
When Peter asks Nancy (the girl with the cochlear implant from the deaf family) if she socializes more with deaf or hearing, the voice-over says, "Mostly deaf people." However, she is actually signing, "Grandma and grandpa." See more »
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I had never realized there was a deaf culture as defined by this movie! I had a cousin who was deaf from birth, visited her at her "special" school, learned to sign a little myself, loved her dearly and still mourn her death. I learned from watching this movie there are people who actually HATE others because they are NOT DEAF, just as some people HATE people who are NOT GAY or NOT BLACK or NOT American BORN or NOT BAPTIST! Why must people hate others just because they are different! This movie shows how it can even affect the unfortunate children of such biased people. Can you imagine waiting until a child is 15 and allowing the child to decide if he/she wants to be educated or illiterate? That seems as fair and sensible as making a child remain deaf or hearing impaired until that age when they can decide for themselves if they want to hear! A person that can not embrace their own differences wouldn't be able to embrace another person's differences though...or to admit their narrow-mindedness! This film is certainly enlightening for anyone willing to learn.
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