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Title Through deaf eyes / a film by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey ; written by Ken Chowder ; a production of WETA Washington, D.C. & Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with Gallaudet University.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association ; Alexandria, VA : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2007]
©2007

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 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  DVD 362.42 THROUGH    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  DVD 617.8 THROUGH    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 362.42 T41 c.2  Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  DVD DOCUMENTARY THROUGH    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Region 1; Stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Performer Narrated by Stockard Channing; interviewees include I. King Jordan, Carol Padden, Samuel Supalla, Marlee Matlin, Rory Osbrink, David James, Carolyn McCaskill, James E. Tucker, Karen Sheffer-Tucker, Douglas Baynton, John Vickrey Van Cleve, Brian Greenwald, Tom Humphries, K. Todd Houston, Carol and Merv Garretson, Genevieve James, Rosalyn and Jack Gannon, Alan Marvelli, Gina Oliva, Patrick Graybill, Bernard Bragg, Michael J. Olson, Rodney K. Kunath, Kristen Harmon, Irene W. Leigh, Mark Morales, Susan Burch, John S. Schuchman, Dwight Benedict, Robert Panara, Kevin Nolan, LaSander Saunders, Peggy Johnson, Stephon Williams, Paul L. Taylor, Harry Lang, Sally Taylor, Donald Tucker, C.J. Jones, Benjamin Bahan, Ted Supalla, Fred S. Weiner, Jeffrey T. Rosen, Summer Crider, Sam, Nancy, and Daniel Fava, Martha, Christofer, and Patrick deHahn, Bob Hiltermann, Steve Longo, Ed Chevy; dramatic readings, George Guidall, Claire Augusta Bergey.
Credits Cinematography by Allen Moore, Michael Chin, Stephen McCarthy ... [et al.] ; music by Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus ; editing interpretation services, Joan Wattman, Mary Fahey.
Note Inspired by the "History Through Deaf Eyes" exhibition [developed by Gallaudet University in 2001] created by Jack R. Gannon [curator].
Originally aired on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 as a documentary film on PBS.
Summary Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straight-forward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences.
Contents Introduction -- What is normal -- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc -- Alexander Graham Bell -- Early schools for the Deaf -- George Veditz and The National Association of the Deaf -- Change from silent to talking films -- Deaf clubs -- Twentieth century American cures -- Occupations and churches of the Deaf -- Weitbrecht & the creation of the TTY -- William Stokoe studies ASL -- National Theater of the Deaf -- Children of a Lesser God -- Deaf President now -- Cochlear implants -- Deaf education today -- Beethoven's Nightmare -- Credits.
Contributing filmmakers Listen (an excerpt) / director, producer, editor, Kimby Caplan (2004) (3 min.) -- Vital signs / a Mösdeux production ; created, shot, and cut by Wayne Betts, Jr. ; produced by Chad W. Taylor [2006] (5 min.) -- Destination : Eyeth / EyethFilms ; written and directed by Arthur Luhn (2000) (3 min.) -- Equilibrium / directed by Adrean Mangiardi (2005) (4 min.) -- That's my marshmallow / written, directed and edited by Tracey Salaway [2006] (6 min.)-- Audism / Rene Visco [2006] (5 min.).
Note Special features: Audio setup; Short films by Deaf filmmakers; Through Deaf Eyes: Behind the scenes [featurette] (2007, 14 min.); Interview with filmmaker Lawrence Hott (11 min.); Historic films ("Deaf mute girl reciting the 'Star spangled banner'" from 1902, "Preservation of the sign language" by George W. Veitz from 1913, "The Reverend Fletcher Dixie Home for the Deaf" ca. 1935, excerpt from "Beyond silence" from 1962) (21 min.); PBS.org [text feature].
Language In English with optional descriptive or subtitles in English; closed-captioned in English.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Gallaudet University -- Strike, 1988.
Gallaudet University -- Presidents.
Deafness.
Deafness in children.
Deaf -- Education -- United States.
Deaf -- United States -- Social conditions.
Deaf -- Means of communication -- United States.
Deaf -- United States -- History.
Sign language.
Sign language -- History.
American Sign Language -- History.
Hearing impaired.
Hearing aids.
Cochlear implants.
Deaf -- Civil rights -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Added Author Hott, Lawrence R.
Garey, Diane.
Chowder, Ken.
Channing, Stockard.
Gannon, Jack R.
Caplan, Kimby.
Betts, Wayne Jr.
Taylor, Chad W.
Luhn, Arthur.
Mangiardi, Adrean.
Salaway, Tracey.
Visco, Rene.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Florentine Films.
Hott Productions.
Gallaudet University.
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 0793693381
9780793693382
Standard No. 841887008396
Music No. TDEY601 PBS Home Video
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