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We Hear You | Now Hear Us

We Hear You is a groundbreaking one-hour documentary about hearing loss, the invisible disability that impacts 430 million people worldwide. By shining a light on the hearing loss experience, it strives to build awareness, community and a more inclusive world for all.

Hearing loss is not always accurately represented in mainstream media. Of the 48 million Americans who have trouble hearing, less than 5% use sign language as their primary form of communication. Yet sign language is the lived experience that is most often portrayed on the large and small screen. Until now.

Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Carolina Cordero
  • Shari Eberts
  • Roxana Rotundo
  • Holly Cohen
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short
  • Genres:
    Disability, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    45 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • VIP 2000 TV
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Carolina Cordero

Carolina Cordero is an Argentine audiovisual producer, showrunner and cultural content manager with extensive experience in cinema and TV. She led the production and international commercialization of the Argentine public broadcast stations Encuentro, Paka Paka, and Deportv. Given her vast experience in the private sector and public management, she launched a wide catalog of Argentine content on the international circuit. Carolina’s documentaries are known for emotional content, featuring stories and connections that resonate deeply with the viewer. Recent titles include: With a Hand on the Heart, Recognize Malvinas, Motivated by History, Ánima Buenos Aires and The Mento.

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Director Statement

When you have hearing loss, conversation is like a game of Wheel of Fortune. Some of the letters are blank. Others are filled in. People with hearing loss take these incomplete sounds and put them into words or phrases that make sense in the context of the conversation. It doesn’t always work, leaving people isolated and alone. The pandemic made this worse, as masks took away their superpower — lipreading. People with hearing loss struggle to fit into the hearing world, yet there is a silver lining — meeting one another.

We Hear You features 4 women, each confronting stigmas, setbacks and successes, as they strive to live well despite the challenges of hearing loss. They share their stories in hopes of building awareness, community, and a more inclusive world.

We Hear You | Now Hear Us