Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2012«

Meet: Becky Bailey, director of ‘Little World’

October 31, 2012

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Becky Bailey recently made her directing debut with the animated short film, Little World. It’s a stunningly beautiful film that uses all the visual possibilities that animation offers to make a deaf girl’s world at a boarding school come to life. Although it’s only 7 minutes long, Little World took months to make, and was […]

Deaf News: Nick Sturley’s novel ‘Innocents of Oppression’ launched!

October 30, 2012

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After 2 years and 200,000 words, last week saw the official launch of Nick Sturley’s new novel, Innocents of Oppression at Remark London. Over 80 guests attended the successful launch party, including many leading figures from the Deaf world, including the British Deaf Association’s CEO David Buxton, Remark’s Mark Nelson, Deaf Parenting UK’s Sabina Iqbal, […]

Rebecca-Anne Withey: A response to Brian Duffy’s film ‘Strangers’

October 30, 2012

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I’ve just got round to watching Brian Duffy’s short film ‘Strangers’. Using dialogues led by a young deaf guy and his parents, it showed its audience just how possible it is for a deaf person to feel like an outsider towards their own hearing family. Isolated and frustrated, mainly because his parents were poor communicators, […]

Watch: Trailer for documentary ‘Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God’

October 29, 2012

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A new HBO documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, which was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival, tells the story of four deaf men who were abused by a priest at their deaf school in America. The film, called Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, looks at the abuse, which occured […]

Deaf news in BSL from Remark: Hearing aid worn on teeth | Mexico’s Deaf police officers | Gallaudet diversity row

October 29, 2012

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Click on the titles to go to Remark’s website, then click ‘BSL’ to watch the news in beautiful sign language! Hearing aid worn on your teeth to help those who are deaf in one ear A new system means that deaf people could soon be wearing hearing aids on their teeth. Punk Chef is on the […]

Thumbs Up: The English Deaf Golf Association

October 29, 2012

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The English Deaf Golf Association (EDGA) was formed in 1983. Ben Stephens made his first foray into deaf golf in 2011 and was voted in as their Secretary earlier this year. He told us all about the organisation and their efforts to get more deaf people to pick up a set of clubs and play […]

Donna Williams: Expressing myself at Portsmouth Bookfest

October 26, 2012

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I’m nervous. I’m excited. Regular readers of my blog may know that I had an amazing time at the Signing Hands Across the Water poetry festival in Philadelphia and was exposed to different styles of Sign Language poetry, including use of interpreters to give a voiceover. The ASL poets both had interpreters, whilst none of […]