Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Sound and Fury
Sound and Fury examines the problems that arise in an extended family consisting of several deaf members when the opportunity arises for two of the children to receive a surgical implant that would enable them to hear. It shines a light on the little covered world of Deaf culture.
Deaf Jam is about deaf teen Aneta Brodski's journey into the spoken word slam scene. Aneta meets a hearing slam poet and the two women collaborate to create a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.
See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary
A comic, a drummer, an actor and a singer, all either deaf or hard of hearing, are followed as they try to make it in mainstream entertainment venues.
In the Land of the Deaf
This documentary from 1992 explores the world of Deaf culture and shows that being d/Deaf does not mean an individual is missing out. The documentary shows the joys and difficulties of being deaf.
Children of a Lesser God
A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a deaf girl named Sarah. Marlee Matlin won an Academy Award for her performance, becoming the first deaf woman to do so. One criticism of the film was that it catered to a hearing audience.
Sound of Metal
A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.
A Quiet Place
In a devastated Earth overrun by invincible predators of a possible extraterrestrial origin, the Abbotts find themselves struggling to survive in the desolate urban jungle of New York City, defined by a new era of utter silence. The family has a Deaf child and communicate with each other in sign language throughout the film.
Babel tells four interlocking stories that all circle around one gun. One of the characters is a young Japanese teenager with profound hearing loss who witnessed her mother's suicide.
The Hammer is based on the life of deaf UFC fighter, Matt Hamill. Matt finds himself an outsider to the hearing community, but since he was raised by the hearing, he also feels like an outside in the Deaf community. Through determination Matt becomes the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Championship.
Please note that these films do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Deaf Characters on TV
Dr. Emma Coolridge-Heros
Jodie Lerner-The L Word
Joey Lucas-The West Wing
Daphne Vasquez-Switched at Birth