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Deaf

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 43 min.
  • Genres: Culture & Society, Education, Special Education
  • Director:Frederick Wiseman

Synopsis

The School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute is organized around a belief in complete communication: sign language and finger spelling is employed in conjunction with speech, hearing aids, lip-reading, gestures, and the written word. In 164 minutes, this 1986 Frederick Wiseman documentary attempts to show almost all aspects of this comprehensive training -- sign language instruction for both students and parents, psychological counseling, speech therapy, vocational training, disciplinary problems...more

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