This year's Penn Museum's Second Sunday Culture Films, The Family Tree, explore family, ancestry, and connections as they take on different shapes and meanings, depending on geography, heritage, and culture. In what ways do values of the “family tree” manifest? And how do their common traits surprise and humble us?
(dir. Alex de Ronde, 2017, 72 min., Netherlands)
Using mostly home movie footage, the director focuses on his son, Tobias, a deaf child growing up in a hearing family in Holland, where Deaf gain and Deaf culture are intuitively understood.
Remarks by Jami Fisher (Penn ASL Program) following the film.
Presented in ASL with voice interpretation.
Cosponsored by Penn's ASL Program in the Department of Linguistics, Cinema and Media Studies Program, Penn Language Center, Wolf Humanities Center, and the Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre.