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Deaf Jam Thoughts

carolinecbg's picture

I really liked the movie. I enjoyed seeing ASL in action; it's such a beautiful and fluid language. The movie tied in all of the struggles that deaf individuals have to go through on a regular basis. Simple things such as making friends, ordering food, or even talking to a stranger on the street proposes obstacles for those who are deaf. It is kind of sad to see how much of a struggle it truly is. I also really liked the poetry aspect of it. I had honestly never hear of ASL poetry in my life, but it is so interesting. I liked how there were no words to it because it wa refreshing to just see movemements and interpret that. I really liked the man ASL poet who brought his poems to life; it was really cool! This movie got me super excited to take ASL at UPenn this upcoming semester (hopefully-cross your fingers)!