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Voices from El-Sayed

  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Genres: Documentary


El-Sayed is a Bedouin village in Israel where for centuries deafness has been common among the townspeople. In El-Sayed, not being able to hear is not seen as a handicap so much as a personal difference -- a local form of sign language is understood by all, and the deaf and the hearing have been living and working side by side for so long no one considers it unusual. Deafness is so much a part of the fabric of El-Sayed that some even ponder if it's necessary or even desirable to be able to hear, so when...more