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Deaf Jam

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I was struck by the timeline of Deaf Jam. I loved being able to see Aneta over the course of two years. She grows and changes so much over the course of that time. This change is also reflected in her poetry! In the beginning there is that scene where the students are asked to talk about what they like and don't like about being deaf. And, Aneta focuses on the negative feelings of being confided to a small community; the sadness she feels at not being able to interact, communicate, and connect with the amount of people she believes hearing people are able to. Over the course of the documentary she really comes into her own, gaining this power through her poetry to connect with people, not only with Tahani, but also with the audiences at her preformances.