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The Silent Child (2017)




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Set in rural England and Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child film centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. When fresh faced social worker, Joanne turns up we see Libby transform. This once withdrawn four year old suddenly feels connected to the world and over a short period of time Joanne and Libby's relationship blossoms. An insightful short story, inspired by real life events, observing one of the loneliest disabilities and the avoidable struggles that deaf children face.


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Extraordinary production... [Full review in Spanish]

March 14, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's an unusual sort of bigotry on display here, one that many of us who aren't personally touched by the issue may not even be aware of. Absolutely heartbreaking.

March 4, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The filmmakers do not want you to feel good after this short, they want you to think.

February 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film reflects the biases faced by deaf people simply for being different and to the urgent need for change to give them equitable access to the world.

February 23, 2018 | Full Review…

[Rachel] Shenton is an advocate for the deaf, but she also gives Libby's parents just enough depth to explain why they aren't spending enough time with their daughter.

February 23, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Realistic and moving, with beautiful cinematography, this is a stirring call for awareness of the plight of deaf schoolchildren.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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