Land of the Deaf


Time Out says

Excellent documentary on the experiences of the hearing impaired, from young to old. Philibert opens the film interestingly with an exhuberant overture for four deaf-signers, before delving, typically delicately into the work of teachers and pupils in a school for deaf children in Southern France before widening the focus to examine the family life of some of the children and others, including a teacher, a member of a deaf theatrical company, a marrying couple and a sign-teacher (Jean-Claude Poulian). The breadth of Philibert's selection and the careful selection of his subject's contextualising explanations (notably those of Poulian's) give this sensitive documentary a satisfyingly inclusive dimension.


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Nicolas Philibert
You may also like