The Silent Child, bagged the 2018 Academy Award for Best Short Film and is part of a selection of Encounters: Deaf Shorts Showcase short films from the Encounters Film Festival 2017 programme that all represent Deafness not as the main form of conflict but as part of a wider narrative, on at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix.
The filmmakers come from both Deaf and hearing backgrounds and together their work presents a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century.
This screening will have captioned subtitles and be introduced in British Sign Language.
The programme includes: Swimming in the Desert, Hitch, Nevith the Dragon, The Silent Child, 4, Silent Laughs, The Song for Single (单身情歌), and Signs of an Affair.
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The deaf shorts screening takes place on Tuesday, July 17. For times and tickets and more about the films pop over to the Exeter Phoenix site.