Deaf JamJudy Lieff 2011
Categories: Art, Feature, Filmmaker in Attendance
Official Film Website
Runtime: 70 min.
In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a Deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two young women embark on a hearing/deaf collaboration, a performance duet that is a metaphor for the complex realities they share.
Deaf Jam and Making Noise in Silence are fully accessible and subtitled for the Deaf.