Through Deaf Eyes (2007)
This documentary is packed with historical information about the history of Deaf education in the United States and the continuing social and political challenges that the American Deaf community faces. While it is impossible to fully capture over 200 years of experiences in one documentary, this film is a good introduction and springboard into conversations about and awareness of Deaf culture in the United States.
This History Channel special begins with a simple question: how is it that something so simple as flour mixed with water can produce so many tastes and shapes? Every culture has special bread, and this documentary looks at many of them. Examining everything from mainstream Wonder Bread (average American consumers eat 53 pounds of it per year!) to cornbread, tortillas, bagels, and artisan loaves, this film inspires new appreciation for this miraculous food (not to mention those unavoidable cravings).
In this Academy Award-winning documentary, America’s most famous and significant deaf-blind activist appears in the film version of her autobiography. The film also includes footage of her teacher and companion Annie Sullivan (containing the only known recording of Sullivan’s voice), and her second assistant Polly Thompson. Thanks to this film, we are able to see this extraordinary woman in action, both in her public advocacy and her personal challenges.
Not By Bread Alone will play at the Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage from Apr 01-06. For more information and tickets, visit our website here.