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This unique film festival spotlights Deaf and hard-of-hearing storytellers! Presented by Soundfair, Unheard Stories Film Festival will explore and celebrate the diversity of lived experience through four beautiful short films.
FESTIVAL PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Hear Me Out
(run time 9 minutes)
View Trailer: https://youtu.be/DcwdryndnUk
This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait. The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson. Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.
In English with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Marcus Van Altena
SCREENWRITER Marcus Van Altena
(run time 14 minutes)
View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/538578161
Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am). Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.
LANGUAGE In Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Samuel Martin
SCREENWRITER Danni Wright, Samuel Martin
(run time 16 minutes)
View trailer: https://youtu.be/xxx3erQqBEE
Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss. This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.
LANGUAGE In English and Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Lisa Westhaven
We Hear You
(run time 40 minutes)
View trailer: https://youtu.be/XQ-FT0Zi0gA
We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss. Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LANGUAGE In English with English subtitles
DIRECTOR Carolina Cordero
SCREENWRITER Shari Eberts