Making Noise in Silence
(2015, dir. Mina T. Son, 19 min.)
Speakers: Mina T. Son, Fimmaker, and Jami Fisher, Penn ASL Program, Department of Linguistics
American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of Deaf culture as experienced by two Korean teenagers who attend the California School for the Deaf. When their families move to the United States, the two children face diaspora compounded. Their deafness drops them into an entirely separate cultural group, the American Deaf community, with its own language, customs, and history.
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