One Book Watch Party ~ Through Deaf Eyes
- Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
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
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.