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An Introduction to the Deaf Community, 1

Part one of a documentary about the American Deaf Community, hosted by MJ Bienvenu (with voiceover by Lou Fant). Part one introduces the culture and language, American Sign Language, of Deaf people in the United States. Contrasts cultural and medical perspectives. Discusses the role of Deaf schools in language transmission as well the 1988 "Deaf President Now" protest at Gallaudet. Outlines the role of the National Association of the Deaf as well as national Deaf sports associations. Demonstrates the role of Deaf sports and arts to develop, record and express a Deaf worldview.
  • Producer: MJ1275
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