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FOLLOW THE SIGN
Dirs. Chris Fonseca and Harry Jardine
A true story of one man’s search for his identity and the barriers he comes up against along the way. This year Film Africa partners once again with the UK’s leading Deaf Film & Arts festival, Deaffest, to present a programme of films by Deaf filmmakers along with a live panel discussion.
Dir. Kevin Walker
Sign Slang UK and BSL Music video by Signkid performing Human Spirit.
Dir. Bim Ajadi
A deaf, female security guard on the night shift observes a man in the midst of a crisis. When they encounter each other they find a new way to communicate.
SEND BACK THE ECHO
Dir. Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Send back the echo is not a homage to the myth or legend of Beethoven. It is a journey inspired by a deaf musician. The composer’s letters and memoirs reveal a human story of intense passion, fear and joy as he reconciled solitude and deafness with a deep love of nature and music.
Dir. Charlie Dennis
A creative exploration of the COVID-19 pandemic as experienced through the eyes of Signkid, a deaf-rapper in London. This musical short film creatively explores the ‘silent world’ that has intensified and deepened for D/deaf people in the course of the COVID pandemic. It visualises the sense of isolation, fear and societal disconnection that the hearing world has been experiencing – the sort of isolation that D/deaf people experience every day.
Dir. Natasha Ofili and Storm Smith
An isolated deaf woman has constructed a world of order to keep her childhood trauma at bay, but an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront the demons who threaten to destroy everything she has so carefully built.
Dir. Vilma Jackson
A Deaf woman struggles to fit in socially, racially, and professionally. How does she try to overcome all these barriers in order to get to her dream destination?