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Recommended Films - On DVD in ACC Libraries
Audism unveiled by
Call Number: HV2380 .A935 2008
Publication Date: 2008
This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds showing how audism does lasting and harmful damage.
The Hammer by
Call Number: PN1997.2 .H36 2011
Publication Date: 2010
Inspired by the life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill, The Hammer tells the story of what it takes to be a champion, on and off the mat. Raised among those with the ability to hear, Matt later finds himself no less an outsider amidst the Deaf Community. But through sheer determination, he uses his 'perceived' disability as an asset, and becomes not only the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship, but an inspirational force to both hearing and deaf alike.
The lives of Deaf Mexicans : struggle and success. by
Call Number: HV2583 .L48 2006
Publication Date: 2006
This educational documentary shows Deaf people struggling for the basic rights enjoyed by Deaf people in the United States and other countries. Covering issues faced by many Deaf people - lack of governmental support for Deaf education, language rights, and acceptance from the 'mainstream' population - this look inside of Deaf Mexico reveals how community helps people carve out good lives.
Through deaf eyes by
Call Number: HV2530 .T57 2007
Publication Date: 2007
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences.
The LACD story : Los Angeles Club of the Deaf by
Call Number: HV2561.C23 L63 1993
Publication Date: 1993
The video captures members' feelings and memories toward their clubhouse, shares fond memories of friendships cultivated at the club, and dramatizes the story of the rise and fall of a powerful social organization within the deaf community.