SDFF 2020 – Deaf Perspectives [Online]

Watch this program
Fri Jul 10: 8am PDT – Sun Jul 12: 10pm PDT

$15.00 Adult Individual Ticket
$13.00 Student/Senior Citizen (65+) Ticket



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.

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** 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. **

Film program:

Deaf Reach: Hope for Pakistan

(John E. Quatroche II, Pakistan & US, 11 min)

In Pakistan, an American expatriot and his Filipina wife have led the development of education opportunities for deaf children and young adults for over 20 years. They began with nothing more than a dream and now have educated more than 5,000 deaf students through Deaf Reach schools in 8 different cities. See their story, with input from some of their students, parents, graduates, and staff.

Dear Hearing World

(Adam Docker, UK, 4 min)

A short film directed by Adam Docker, based on Raymond Antrobus’ poem of the same name. The film blends Raymond’s spoken words with music and British Sign Language from Deaf actress Vilma Jackson, who gives a powerful and thought-provoking performance in striking urban London scenes. This important work calls out “audio supremacy” and asks us to acknowledge the Deaf community’s anger at their treatment by the hearing world.

A Sense of Black

(Gerben Zevenbergen, Netherlands, 30 min)

Dive into the world of the blind artist George Kabel from The Netherlands. As one of the 800 Dutch people with Usher’s Syndrome, George has lost his sight and is now becoming completely deaf. Watch him develop and present his tactile artwork at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.

Trailer >

Rose & Raven

(Nicolas Alayo, US, 20 min)

Rose & Raven is about a young girl who befriends her deaf classmate and learns how to be confident in herself as she pursues her dreams. Together, Rose and her friend learn how to communicate on an honest and personal level.

Trailer >

A Sonic Pulse

(Dorothy Allen-Pickard & Antoine Marinot, UK)

This short film explores Deaf people’s experience of electronic music from a visceral, communal, and scientific perspective.


(Cristina Isoli, UK, 15 min)

Sean is a quirky musician, who’s just moved to London. During an early morning quest to find a cafe, he crosses paths with Summer, a Deaf girl who dreams of becoming a pilot. When Summer loses her keys at a traffic light, it begins a chase that will lead them to develop a strange affection for each other and open up about their dreams.

Behind the scenes video >

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