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Deaf Child

Sunday, March 08, 2020 |
2:00PM - 4:00PM

two brothers taking a bath together

Location

Penn Museum

Category

Films

Directed by Alex de Ronde (2017), this film focuses on his son, Tobias, who was born deaf. Using extensive home movie footage, viewers see a young boy become a man, as a deaf person within and outside of his family. At first, his father wondered if Tobias was destined for an isolated and disadvantaged life. But, looking back on the old videos of his now young-adult sons, one deaf, one hearing—the filmmaker considers the family’s adaptations and growing appreciation for “deaf gain” along the way. Held in collaboration with the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019-2020 Forum on Kinship.

Speaker: Jami Fisher, UPenn American Sign Language

Sponsors: Penn Language Center, UPenn American Sign Language, Penn Cinema Studies, and the Deaf Hearing Communication Center.

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Part of the Culture Film Series