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Encounters: Deaf Shorts Showcase (15)
- Wed 26 Jun: 6pm
90 mins, various directors
This screening does not feature adverts, the film will start promptly at the advertised time.
Carefully curated by Encounters Film Festival – the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, this new collection of live action short films aim to normalise on screen D/deafness.
With a nod to the centenary of the suffragette movement all leading roles are played by D/deaf women and includes the latest winner of the Encounters Deaf Shorts Showcase award – To Know Him by Ted Evans.
The programme contains hard-coded descriptive subtitling.
Lost, Little Girl
Dir: Cédric Bourgeois
Belgium | 2017 | 20 mins
Anna, a deaf young woman, lives with her grandmother in a campground. While the latter must be hospitalized, Anna finds herself alone and becomes an easy prey …
Dir: Louise Stern
22 mins 47 secs | UK | 2017
A young girl comes to live on a boat, she communicates with the people – and the gerbil – who inhabit this world via notes, gesture and dance.
A Woman Like Me
Dir: Isabel Lilia Morales Bondy
8 mins 47 secs | UK / Denmark | 2017
A deafblind Danish woman travels to Nepal to meet a woman with the same condition in the hopes of communicating and engaging in a cultural exchange.
To Know Him
Dir: Ted Evans
28 mins | UK | 2017
To lay the man she loves to rest a deaf woman must overcome a barrier far greater than language.