The following films relate to American Sign Language and Deaf culture. Use the call numbers to locate the films. Most will be in the Media Collection on the second floor of the Library, and may be checked out for two weeks.
Take your knowledge of ASL to the next level with this series of advanced American Sign Language training programs. Topics covered include gaze shifts, classifiers, space, affect, transition markers, subjects, objects, fingerspelling, and numbers.
Twenty-one of Valli's poems are signed using a wide variety of styles. Kuntze guides the viewer through the poems' meanings and gives insight on the fairly new medium of poetry written in American Sign Language.
Vital vocabulary groups include actions, everyday words, feelings, places, professionals & staff, recreation and relationships, all of which are being used among deaf/ hard-of-hearing individuals in all kinds of medical and emergency related situations.
The heart and soul of deaf culture is passed from generation to generation through sign language folktales, stories, jokes, puns, and other forms of cultural expression. These tales are weaved into a performance, in which the audience will gain insight into the Deaf experience and the ways in which Deaf people view the world around them.
The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox is a collection of ASL Poems presented by Deaf poets along with interviews and comments from each of the presenters.The selections are crafted so as to create a sense of Deaf history and are woven together by commentators that bring both dignity and wisdom to the development of ASL Poetry.
Learn idioms and phrases in American Sign Language covering all facets of everyday life. Silent with written English phrase or idiom preceding the demonstration of the sign language equivalent. Includes sentence examples.
In this DVD, six gifted performers use imagination and skill to create a visual feast. At once delightful, humorous, inspiring and simply amazing, this collection of [short] stories is sure to entertain.
Work on skills by understanding and translating ASL vocabulary, sentences, and idioms from two deaf ASL professors, Gilda Toby Ganezer and Avery Posner, along with certified ASL interpreter, April Starks.
Shipwrecked off the coast of the mythical land of Illyria, a young woman named Viola and her twin brother, Sebastian, each believe the other has drowned. Disguising herself as a boy, Viola takes the name Cesario and enters the service of Illyria's Duke Orsino. She is sent to woo the Countess Olivia on Orsino's behalf, but Olivia instead falls in love with Cesario, now love's unwilling messenger.
Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen living in New York City, discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry. As she prepares to be one of the first deaf poets to compete in a spoken-word slam, her journey leads to an unexpected collaboration.
Director Chase Matthews offers this moving documentary about Justin Garrett, a completely deaf young man who, in 2006, agreed to undergo radical cochlear implant surgery that could possibly make him hear for the first time. Matthews follows Justin as he prepares for, submits to and recovers from the high-stakes surgery.
Trix Bruce's stories are those of culture clash and connection, contact and confusion, and the many ways which language and identity can twist our perceptions of each other. You will enjoy her energetic style, witty delivery, poetic grace, and open-hearted honesty while you gain a realistic perspective of life as a deaf person among the hearing.
A documentary that takes the viewer into the land of the deaf, a world of silence inhabited by an estimated 130 million people worldwide. The filmmaker portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering portraits of a charismatic sign language teacher, a woman forced into a mental ward as a teen, a young man who remembers the first horrifying experience of using a hearing aid, and a deaf couple's marriage. In French and French sign language with English subtitles.
This is the inspirational and true story of William "Dummy" Hoy. One of major league baseball's first deaf players, Hoy's life and baseball feats are chronicled from his youth through the closing of an amazing 18 year major league career.
Jill and Michael Stark are both deaf, as are their two children. Stuck between two cultures and wanting the best future for their children, they make the controversial choice for both of their children to undergo surgery for cochlear implants. After this seven year journey, was the result of the cochlear implant what they had hoped for?
Explores the richness and complexities of deaf culture from the perspective of two Korean high school students who attend the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Chiefly in American Sign Language, with English subtitles.
A comic, a drummer, an actor, and a singer, who are all well-known entertainers in the deaf community, are followed as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. These uniquely talented entertainers overcome great challenges to celebrate success.
Shows the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members across three generations. Together they confront a technological device that can help the deaf to hear but may also threaten deaf culture, and their bonds with each other.
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.
In rural Nicaragua, Dulce Maria and her brother Francisco are deaf adults without any language—spoken, written, or signed—until Tomasa, a deaf sign-language teacher, arrives determined to teach them their first words.
Call Number: Classroom Collection (1st floor, ask at Circulation Desk)
Documentary on the Bedouin town of El-Sayed, located in the Negev Desert of Israel. The town contains the largest percentage of deaf people in the world, in which a unique sign language has been developed, making it the most popular language in a rare society that accepts deafness as natural as life itself. The film focuses on Salim, father of the deaf little boy, Muhammad, who has come to the decision to dramatically change his son's fate via a cochlear implant operation. In Arabic or sign language with English subtitles.
A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.
This film traces the journey of a young man, Corey, who yearns for kinship. He discovers he has a deaf, autistic grandfather he has never met. Determined to make a connection with his grandfather, Corey uncovers family ties and secrets in a dramatic chain of events. These events entwine Corey with the unknown. This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track.
Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. But through sheer determination, he uses his 'perceived' disability as an asset, and becomes not only the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship, but an inspirational force to both hearing and deaf alike.
Legend of the Mountain Man, set in picturesque Montana, features a typical, dysfunctional family of five. The father, who has been at odds with his parents for many years, decides to send his three children to his parents’ ranch for the summer. The children unexpectedly encounter a creature, one that has never been seen nor recorded in history books. This film is presented in American Sign Language, by deaf actors. There is no audio track.
Dan Miller and his wife Laura only want what's best for their happy and healthy eight-year-old son Adam who's been deaf since age four. Laura, who is deaf, opposes the surgery, an implant. Dan, who is hearing, misses talking and listening to his son. This is a devoted family facing a moment of truth. Together or apart, Dan and Laura must make a life-altering decision on behalf of their son.
A deaf teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization—the tribe. His love for one of the concubines will unwillingly lead him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe's hierarchy. In Ukranian and Russian sign language.