Breaking Silence

Throughout history, the deaf and hard of hearing have suffered from misunderstanding, prejudice, and oppression. Some people see inability to hear as a social disadvantage or handicap, rather than a physical difference. But many deaf people do not regard themselves as disabled. Unlike other groups described as having disabilities, deaf communities have their own languages. A proud, distinct deaf culture with its own rules of social interaction, values, group norms and identity has evolved. Disabled means rendered incapable of action or use, especially by physical injury; incapacitated . This suggests that being disabled means having lost an ability or capacity one formerly had. Directed by Kara Eggink, Breaking Silence gives new insight into how we should deafness as a whole.

  • Kara Eggink
  • Kara Eggink
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director - Kara Eggink