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The society divides into „hearing“ and „deaf“ – hard of hearing are somewhere in between. Whether  mild or profound hearing loss: at first glance this kind of impairment is invisible. It most often becomes noticeable, when one does not understand or misunderstands.

 The film aims to make visible to a normally hearing audience what is daily life for the hard of hearing. It gives room for the still moments as well as it points at the loud overflowing during a never silent  everyday life – a sensitization of listening in the first place.

  • Nicole Baïer
  • Nicole Baïer
  • Nicole Baïer
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    1 hour 18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
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    35,000 EUR
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    DVCam, HD, Pro Res
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  • Nicole Baïer
    Country: Austria
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Nicole Baïer

Nicole Baïer has been working as filmmaker (scenario, photography, editing) and video artist
(intermedia, scenography) since over 15 years.
Born 1967 in Basel/Switzerland, she moved to Austria for completing her master degree in
the science of (audiovisual) communications, and still she is based here with her filmwork.
As a filmmaker she mainly works in the field of documentary. Her passion for the image
leads her towards the scenography, creating intermedial spaces with videos, screens and
objects for dance and theatre performances.

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Director Statement

How very difficult it was to make a film about hearing difficulty whilst observing the decline in my own ability to hear and learning to accept it. This became my own very personal challenge and I hope the film benefitted from my ability to walk in the shoes of my protagonists.

If I have given you, the members of the viewing public, whatever your hearing status, an insight into our world, it will all have been worth it. For me and for everyone who took part in or worked on this film. To them, I am greatly indebted.