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Mother, Father, Deaf

1 x 52 HD
Broadcaster:  RTE

Children of Deaf Adults, known as CODA, are caught in the middle; between the deaf and the hearing, between isolation and community, and between childhood and adulthood.

 

Through the stories of three CODAs, this film explores the daily reality of able hearing children born to deaf parents. Discover how their unique upbringings can be considered both a burden and an opportunity, and how it has shaped who they are today. Also hear from the parents how their condition unwittingly assumes an impossible weight of responsibility on their children, who are forced into adulthood from the moment they learn to talk.

 

Mother Father Deaf offers a previously unseen portrayal of contemporary reality for Deaf families.  Their stories, while deeply personal, mirror the experiences of CODAs around the world.

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