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Deaf Short Films Program

Science on Screen
1 hr 33 min  

Using comedy, romance, drama, and performance, this collection of short films made by and/or starring Deaf artists explores the spectrum of communication and expression. Engaging for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and hearing audiences alike, this program will feature ASL and spoken English interpretation. 


This program will be introduced by Melissa Draganac-Hawk, Director of Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, who will moderate a discussion after the film.


About the Short Films

  • "Sign – a Silent Film"

    USA – 15 min – 2016 – d. Andrew Keenan-Bolger
    Full of dialogue but without a word spoken aloud, this film uses sign language, music, and visual imagery to tell the story of the relationship between Ben, a hearing man, and Aaron, who is Deaf.

  • "Boat"

    UK – 23 min – 2017 – d. Louise Stern
    Moving into a houseboat owned by a motor-mouthed man, a Deaf woman navigates her new community using gesture, dance, and writing, while discovering that true communication goes beyond language.

  • "Sounds Like Us"

    USA – 3 min – 2014 – d. Laci Dent
    A Deaf man and his hearing partner celebrate an intimate birthday together in this romantic short.

  • "Silent Moves"

    The Netherlands – 25 min – d. Marieke Helmus
    What does it mean to dance without music? This documentary follows five Deaf performers as they prepare for their modern dance performance Moving Lights

  • "To Know Him"

    UK – 28 min – d. Ted Evans
    After the sudden death of her husband, a Deaf woman must track down his long-estranged hearing father in order to lay her beloved to rest.



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