Appropriate for: College/University
So Long Silenceby Tom Baldridge
This absorbing documentary about Michelle Lennert and her classmates at the California School for the Deaf blows stereotypical notions out of the water, offering fresh insights into the needs of deaf teens and how they perceive their strengths, challenges and culture as part of our diverse society. Michelle and her friends may not use their voices, but their message is far from silent. Closed Captioned
...makes beautifully clear the positive effects of a communication system on one's sense of self, relationships to others, and ability to use one's native intelligence.
Dr. Ursula Bellugi, Director
Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience
The Salk Institute
SO LONG SILENCE is a beautiful film...as a child of deaf parents, the filmmaker is in a unique position to appreciate the 'two worlds' of the deaf and the hearing.
Dr. Oliver Sacks, Author
Awakenings and The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
It's OK to be deaf....Parents of newly diagnosed deaf children need to see a film like this.
Jeffrey M. Cohen, President
American Society of Deaf Children
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- CINE Golden Apple
- Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival
- Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival
- Director's Choice, Black Maria Film Festival
- PBS Television Network
Subject: Disabilities: New Perspectives