Through Deaf Eyes

One Book Watch Party ~ Through Deaf Eyes

Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Monday, February 12, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Monday, February 19, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
  • Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
A documentary that explores nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America -- perfect to watch as you read (or get ready to read) Sara Novic's novel TRUE BIZ.

Through Deaf Eyes is a film that is typically shown as a prerequisite in Deaf Studies classes at various colleges and universities. The 2-hour documentary presents the shared experiences of American history—family life, education, work, and community connections—from the perspective of deaf citizens, and showcases a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf. The film is propelled by the stories of people, both eminent and ordinary, and sheds light on events that have shaped Deaf lives. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. Bringing a Deaf cinematic lens to the film are six artistic works by Deaf media artists and filmmakers. Poignant, sometimes humorous, these films draw on the media artists' own lives and are woven throughout the documentary. But the core of the film remains the larger story of Deaf life in America—a story of conflicts, prejudice, and affirmation that reaches the heart of what it means to be human.

Stream the film at the button above. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

One Book Steamboat & Bud's Watch Party

One Book Steamboat True Biz

This is a featured event to enhance the ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community reading of Sara Novic's novel True Biz and the Yampa Valley's growth, understanding and inclusion of all disabilities.

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.