Making Noise in Silence

February 12, 2017 (Sunday) / 2:00 pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Making Noise in Silence

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the themes of translation, accents, culture and language! 
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Making Noise in Silence
(2015, dir. Mina T. Son, 19 min.)

Speakers: Jami Fisher (Penn ASL Program, Department of Linguistics) and Neil McDevitt (Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre).

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of Deaf culture as experienced by two Korean teenagers who attend the California School for the Deaf. When their families move to the United States, the two children face diaspora compounded. Their deafness drops them into an entirely separate cultural group, the American Deaf community, with its own language, customs, and history.