A Life Without Words

General Information

Original Title
Una Vida Sin Palabras
Author/Creator
Isenberg, Adam, director.
Language
Spanish.
Subtitles
English
Published
Turkey, 2011.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (71 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Born deaf on a farm in Nicaragua, Dulce Maria (28) and her brother Francisco (22) have never been free to stray more than a few miles from their rural home. The result: they know no language at all--written, spoken or signed. If victimized, they have no way to report it. They don't know their own names, or even that such a thing as names exist. They are entirely locked out of fundamental knowledge, having never had a conversation with anyone. This begins to change when they are visited by a deaf sign-language teacher, working for a local NGO, who comes to their village determined to teach them their first words. The film is an intimate portrait of a very special family and brings to light a human rights issue few have ever considered.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Title Translation
A Life Without Words
Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3247---