Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rochester Deaf Film Festival

The Rochester Deaf Film Festival starts Thursday in Rochester, New York and runs through Saturday. More than a dozen films will be shown at the George Eastman House. This year's theme is Preserving the History of Deaf Culture. Here are some of the movies that will be shown:

Signs of the Time
Explores the contributions of deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy and legendary umpire Bill Klem.

Anna's Silent Struggle
A film from the Netherlands, it profiles Anna van Dam, one of the few Jewish deaf people who survived the Holocaust.

Voices from El-Sayed
This film is about a Bedouin village that is believed to have one of the highest percentages of deaf populations in the world.

See What I'm Sayin
This one is ab out four deaf entertainers.