Saturday 7 May 1.15pm
Power In Our Hands (PG)
Mark Deaf Awareness Week 2016 by joining us for a screening of POWER IN OUR HANDS, the new, ground-breaking documentary from the BDA, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Featuring rare archive footage and new interviews, the film shows the journey of the Deaf community throughout the 20th century.
Rather than focusing on medical definitions of hearing loss, Power in Our Hands presents Deaf people as an active and resilient community that has long campaigned for its language to be recognised.
From the social scenes of the 1930s, to the 2000 march supporting BSL recognition, this documentary gives people a glimpse into Deaf culture that is mostly hidden from the hearing world.
Dr Terry Riley OBE, Chair of the British Deaf Association said: “To see this old film footage is an emotional occasion for me. For many years, I never really knew or saw my language on screen. So to be able to sit down and see BSL on a par with any other language is a wonderful thing. This film will give the Deaf community a feeling of history and sense of pride.