Through Deaf Eyes
19 November, 2015
"Through Deaf Eyes"
"Through Deaf Eyes", a film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey, is a two hour documentary that explores over two centuries of Deaf life in America. The film depicts family life, education, work, and the connections deaf citizens made with the community. Very important topics were discussed such as the difficulties communicating with hearing people, the evolution of deaf education and their efforts in educating the children. During the 20th Century the Deaf focused on what they could do, learning manual trades in residential schools. This film shows the misconceptions and lack of knowledge we have regarding the Deaf and their community. It educates us on the struggles encountered by those considered different from you and me.
The documentary presents the audience countless perspectives on the experience of hearing impairment. It exhibits interviews conducted of deaf individuals, displaying individual personalities, and personal insights and reflections into the condition of deafness. The narrator also explores a number of important events that have shaped deaf culture; examples include: the creation of the first deaf school founded April 15, 1817, in Hartford, Connecticut, by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Dr. Mason Cogswell, and...