- Arts, Minorities, Social Issues, Human Interest, and Culture
In this high energy documentary, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet - creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.
â€œPoetry, friendship and respect transcend politics...Delightful and endearing, utilizing upbeat music and clever graphics, Deaf Jam immerses us in the richness and complexity of deaf culture and gives us a unique perspective into a world so vibrant, so diverse, it may forever change the way we see the non-hearing.â€ Barbara Pokras, A.C.E. - Woodstock Film Festival.
- Running time
- 70 and 53 minutes
- Judy Lieff ... Director/Producer
- Prod. Co.
- made-by-hand, llc
- United States
- Years of Production
- 2004 - 2008
- New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan), Washington DC
- Prod. Partners
- Steve Zeitlin, City Lore, ITVS
- Release year
- Thessaloniki Doc FF, Woodstock FF, Mill Valley FF, Starz Denver FF, Doc Edge FF (NZ), Goteborg Int'l FF, SF Indie FF, EIDF International FF,NY Jewish FF @ Lincoln Center, EIDF Int'l FF, Folkets Bio FF (SE), One World Art FF (CA), Arts in Action (AU)
- Best Documentary - Greenpoint FF, Honorable Mention - Cinedeaf FF, Rome
- Cinephil (international sales)
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- Independent Lens, EBS (Korea), Swiss TV, Taiwan (Ski Digi Entertainment Co.), BR Germany
- American Sign Language and Spoken English
- German, Spanish, Korean
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