SDFF 2020 –  Free Screening: Compensation [Online]

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Fri Jul 10: 8am PDT – Sun Jul 12: 10pm PDT

This event is free; no ticket purchase is required. Please keep an eye on SDFF social media and/or this ticketing page for info on how to access the film once the festival starts.

This film will be shown for free in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We encourage viewers to please donate to BLM or related advocacy groups. You can find some Seattle-based organizations here.



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE!

NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • RSVP for your free ticket through the link below.
  • On the opening morning, a viewing link and password will be sent to the e-mail address you purchased with. (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) Passwords will expire at the end of the festival.
  • If you do not receive an e-mail by showtime, please contact to follow up. (But please, check your spam!)
Zeinabu irene Davis
1h 33m


** On July 11 at 5pm PDT, Deaf Spotlight Executive Director Patty Liang will be joined by Deaf actors Michelle A. Banks, Maleni Chaitoo, and Dickie Hearts for a livestreamed discussion. The conversation will be livestreamed on Deaf Spotlight’s Facebook page and YouTube page. **

** Closing Remarks + Meet the SDFF Committee: On July 12 at 5pm PDT, join SDFF Director Michael Anthony for a livestream where he will announce which films were awarded the best of the festival and introduce you to the SDFF committee. The closing remarks will be livestreamed on Deaf Spotlight’s Facebook page and YouTube page. **


Inspired by a 1906 poem from African American writer Paul Laurence Dunbar, this unique drama shows the relationship between a Deaf woman and a hearing man in two parallel love stories, taking place in both the early 1900s and 1990s Chicago. Their stories explore aspects of Black culture and Black Deaf culture. Starring Michelle Angela Banks, an award-winning, pioneering Black Deaf actress.

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