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Deaf Jam Thoughts

lizzieryann's picture

I thoroughly enjoyed watching Deaf Jam last week. I think the film captured the deaf community’s strength and the beauty of deaf culture, while still highlighting the struggles that accompany deafness. Deaf Jam's film angles and production methods make the audience feel as if they are a part of the deaf community, which allows the audience to understand the deaf community on a deeper level. Personally, this movie helped me realize that ASL poetry is theatrical and that its beauty is lost when translated to English. That being said, I would still like to attend an ASL slam poetry event and simply observe without an English translation.