Deaf Child

Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 2:00pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Deaf Child

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

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?

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Deaf Child
(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.

Detail Deaf Child

Films are free with museum admission.
Pre-registration is not required.

Presented in ASL with voice interpretation.


October 13, 2019
Dede, I Brought You Back

November 10, 2019
We Don’t Need a Map

January 12, 2020
Y in Vyborg

February 9, 2020
Keeping Up with the Kandasamys 

March 8, 2020
Deaf Child


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