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Deaf Jam

aysha.s's picture

I really enjoyed watching Deaf Jam, especially since it showcased the benefits of attending school with members of the deaf community. That relatability factor among all students allowed strong and meaningful bonds. What caught my attention was the lack of captioning for the sounds in the movie. After learning about the importance of detailed captioning for the deaf audience, I found it surprising that the captions barely captured any detail. Finally, I enjoyed observing Aneta's growth from simply participating in the ASL poetry program to competing for a place in a slam poetry team all for the sake of representation. She realizes the importance of not only being deaf but establishing a presence in a society that is not fond of differences.