Deaf Jam is a delightful and intimate view into the life of Aneta, a Deaf Israeli teenager now living in Queens, NY, as she participates in a poetry workshop for Deaf youth and boldly enters a poetry slam for hearing poets. The film chronicles her developing friendship and collaboration with a young hearing Palestinian poet. Compelling and endearing, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of Deaf culture and makes us see the non-hearing in a whole new light.
In ASL sign language, with spoken dialogue and subtitles
Discussion after film with athlete Yosef Osheyak and Mary Essex (Vermont Association of the Deaf), with ASL interpreter.
Sponsored by: VSA Vermont