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The Silent Child (2017)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 8 August 2017 (USA)
A deaf 6-year-old girl named Libby lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.

Director:

Chris Overton

Writer:

Rachel Shenton
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Cast overview:
Rachel Fielding ... Sue
Philip York Philip York ... Paul
Rachel Shenton ... Joanne
Maisie Sly Maisie Sly ... Libby
Anna Barry Anna Barry ... Nancy
Sam Rees Sam Rees ... Seb
Annie Cusselle Annie Cusselle ... Pip
Marilyn Willrich Marilyn Willrich ... Customer 1
Zeranna Bueno Del Carpio Zeranna Bueno Del Carpio ... Customer 2
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Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

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Inspired by real life events: A deaf child born into a hearing family and a world of silence until . . .

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The film was shown on BBC One to an audience of 3.6 million with an extended time on BBC iPlayer. See more »

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References My Nephew Emmett (2017) See more »

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Well made and insightful too.
1 March 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE SILENT CHILD': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A 20-minute short film about a four-year-old deaf girl, who's assigned a social worker to help her learn sign language, but her skeptical parents are highly resistant to it. This short was directed by Chris Overton and written by Rachel Senton. It's well made, but it's also quite depressing and frustrating at times too. The film deals with some annoyingly bigoted parents, that you learn to really dislike throughout the short (or at least I did). I also learned to really care for the young deaf girl though. It's well made and insightful too.


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Filming Locations:

Staffordshire, England, UK

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GBP10,000 (estimated)
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