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Title Sound and fury : the communication wars of the deaf / a production of Aronson Film Associates and Public Policy Productions ; produced by Roger Weisberg ; director, Josh Aronson
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, [2001]
[Alexandria, Virginia] : Alexander Street


Description 1 online resource (79 min.)
Series VAST - Academic video online
Summary "Sound and Fury takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. Some family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their language and way of life. Sound and Fury explores this seemingly irreconcilable conflict as it illuminates the ongoing struggle for identity among deaf people today. The Artinian family is at the epicenter of this conflict and their incredible story illustrates the tension and raw emotion on both sides of this highly charged fence. Two brothers, one deaf and one hearing, anguish over the difficult choices they face about how to raise their deaf children. They reach very different conclusions about the cochlear implant, and their decisions spark passionate responses from their hearing and deaf relatives. Out of the Artinian's extraordinary candor emerges a rare and intimate portrait of the deaf that forces viewers to re-examine their definitions of personal identity, disability, culture and community. In addition to raising questions about deaf culture that few people in the hearing world ever consider, Sound and Fury offers the embattled deaf community an opportunity to gain greater understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of personal choice"--Alexander Street website
Notes Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Credits Cameras, Brian Danitz ... [and others] ; editor, Ann Collins ; music, Mark Suozzo
Audience For College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary, 2000; Telecommunications Prize (Japan), 2001; Gran Prix, Japan Prize, 2001; Henry Hampton Award; Council on Foundations Film and Video Festival, Best Documentary Nomination; Independent Spirit Awards, 2001; Freddie Award, Time Inc.; Health's International Health and Medical Media Awards, 2000; Freedom of Expression Award, National Board of Review, 2000; Bronze Plaque Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2000; Golden Spire Award, New Directors/New Films, 2000; San Francisco International Film Festival, 2000; Audience Award, St. Louis Film Festival, 2000; Award of Excellence, Heartland Film Festival, 2000; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2001; Selected Notable Videos for Adults, ALA, 2002; Sundance Film Festival, 2000
Subject Deaf children -- Family relationships
Deaf parents.
Children of deaf parents.
Deaf -- Social life and customs
Cochlear implants.
Cochlear implants -- Social aspects
Deaf culture.
Deaf children.
Cochlear Implants
Children of deaf parents
Cochlear implants
Deaf children
Deaf parents
Genre/Form Streaming video
documentary film.
Nonfiction films
Internet videos
Feature films
Documentary films
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Internet videos.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Aronson, Josh, director.
Weisberg, Roger, film producer.
Aronson Film Associates, production company.
Public Policy Productions, Inc., production company.