SDFF 2020 – European Cinema [Online]

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

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



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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:

Faking a Living

(Joël Chalude, France, 43 min)

Pinto and Edna, an elderly deaf couple, have just moved into a low-cost flat. On Monday morning, Pinto returns to work, but he will be disturbed by his new environment and an unfortunate succession of domestic incidents. Somehow, he ends up with a Charlie Chaplin-style outfit that transports him to a world of silent cinema and a day of communication slippage.

Teaser >

The Time Is Right for Us (Die Zeit läuft für uns)

(Stanko Paclica, Switzerland, 70 min)

In a short period of time, Markus Huser wrote a key chapter in the history of the Deaf. This documentary film aims to honor his achievements, so that they are preserved for future generations. His actions shall not fade into oblivion.

Markus was one of the most important initiators of self-advocacy for the Deaf in Switzerland during the 1980s, fighting for state funding for deaf organizations, and empowering the Deaf community to stand up for their rights. At the height of his achievements, he became very badly ill. Despite this blow, he fought to the end for the self-determination of the deaf and hard of hearing in Switzerland.

German trailer >

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