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Silent Child, The
Original title: Silent Child, The
UK, 2017, 22 min.
Director: Chris Overton
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Feature film
Set in rural England and Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child film centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
When fresh faced social worker, Joanne turns up we see Libby transform. This once withdrawn four year old suddenly feels connected to the world and over a short period of time Joanne and Libby's relationship blossoms.
An insightful short story, inspired by real life events, observing one of the loneliest disabilities and the avoidable struggles that deaf children face.
Before embarking on the journey of making The Silent Child, my knowledge about deafness was similar to most people's. I knew very little about the community and I would freeze if i was faced with having to communicate with a deaf person.
What I learnt about deafness has changed my life. Deaf people get a really rough ride, but deaf children get it even harder. Our 5 year old profoundly deaf, leading actress, Maisie Sly proves this point in abundance.
We learn French, German, Spanish and many other languages in schools today, but British Sign Language, (which is a beautiful language) is still nowhere to be seen.
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Akademy Award 2018 Best Live Action Shortfilm
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