Film Screening: by Oded Adomi Leshem - Voices from El-Sayed

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Film Screening: by Oded Adomi Leshem - Voices from El-Sayed
Event Date:

February 6, 2014 5:00pm through 7:00pm

Event Location: Metropolitan Building, Conference Room 5183
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Voices from El-Sayed

Join Oded Adomi Leshem, S-CAR PhD Student and Director of Voices from El-Sayed, for a film screening and discussion.

Thursday, February 6th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Metropolitan Building, Conference Room 5183  

—In Israel's Negev Desert, there's a community of 80,000 Bedouins who live a hardscrabble existence that the government compounds by denying reasonable access to electricity. Due to its genetic isolation, these people are also prone to deafness, a condition that has led to a rich but insular community in which everyone knows sign language. When doctors arrive and offer free cochlear implants, things get complicated. With its strong characters and a complex yet lucidly outlined social and political backdrop, the film explores the fault lines of religion and ethnicity, gender roles, communal traditions and the question of whether deafness is a handicap or a gift. This is a fine, bittersweet documentary. Highly recommended

- David Fellerath, Indyweek

 

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