Movie: The Silent Child
This British short film is about a young Deaf girl living in isolation until a social worker starts teaching her to sign - which opens up her world until her complicated family intervenes. I LOVED this; I'd happily read a novel or watch a whole limited series of it. It was extremely well done, and illuminates an important issue. They provided statistics on how many Deaf children are put into mainstream classrooms with no support, and it's horrifying.
Availability: Find out how to see the shorts here.
Short Film (Live Action): Definitely.
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