JUDY LIEFF/ DEAF JAM
In Deaf Jam, a Deaf New York City teen is introduced to sign language poetry and boldly enters the spoken word slam scene.
In Deaf Jam, 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.
“Poetry, 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.” Barbara Pokras, A.C.E. - Woodstock Film Festival.