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Very thought-provoking documentary that for some reason really got my blood boiling. I don't even know anyone who's deaf but after watching this I got into a fiery argument with my mom over cochlear implants. But what concerned me more was how morbidly obese all the adults were. I mean, that's more of a handicap than deafness is in my opinion.
Well-made film focusing on a deaf girl's desire to hear and her deaf parents who fear her deaf identity will be lost if allowed to have a cochular implant operation. Shows both sides of the debate with her deaf parents on one side, and her hearing grand-parents on the other.
A movie about the deaf that just might shock you - but if you watch it with an open mind, you might "see" the world from a whole different perspective. Use a film like this to challenge your preconceived notions.
What a beautifully made film. I have never known a deaf person before, I had no idea that someone could be happy being deaf and not want to take the opportunity available to hear. Very eye-opening. Higly recommended to fellow documentary lovers.
Well done documentary - it chooses no side but rather lets the family tell the story. Two brothers with deaf children who make strong and decidingly different choices on whether to get their child a cochlear implant. Give them the opportunity to hear and speak as others do - or raise them in a deaf community - signing to communicate - and just being proud and okay with who they are. For me that is a no-brainer as I would want to give my child every opportunity in life & those opportunities would be easier had one would think if they could hear and speak - but this documentary brought to light for me the two sides to this argument.
A painful and extremely well-done documentary about Deaf children and the fight over cochlear implants. It's really uncomfortable to watch the family fight and it's tough to really agree with either side completely.
This movie is what got me interested in Deaf studies. I think it does a pretty good job of introducing the whole debate surrounding cochlear implants, as well as the idea that Deafness can be considered a culture to be appreciated rather than a disease/disability to be overcome.