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Voices from El-Sayed

Author: Oded Adomi LeshemItay Ken TorLiran AtzmorFirst Hand Films (Firm)Second Authority for Television & Radio (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Jerusalem : Go2Films, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ArabicView all editions and formats
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Documentary on the Bedouin town of El-Sayed, located in the Negev Desert of Israel. The town contains the largest percentage of deaf people in the world, in which a unique sign language has been developed, making it the most popular language in a rare society that accepts deafness as natural as life itself. El-Sayed is also an example of an "unrecognized village," neglected by the State and deprived of basic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Oded Adomi Leshem; Itay Ken Tor; Liran Atzmor; First Hand Films (Firm); Second Authority for Television & Radio (Firm); Sinemaṭeḳ Yerushalayim.; Israel Film Archive.; Gesher Film Fund.; Israel Film Council.; Belfilms (Firm); Go2Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 317980216
Language Note: In Arabic or sign language with English subtitles.
Notes: Parallel title in sign language.
Credits: Cinematographers, Daniel Kedem, Ruayda el-Sayed, Oded Adomi Leshem ; editor, Aya Somech.
Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen.
Responsibility: First Hand Films ; produced for the Second Authority for Television & Radio ; Jersalem Cinematheque, Israel Film Archive ; Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, the Israel Film Council ; produced by Belfilms ; a film by Oded Adomi Leshem ; producers, Itay Ken Tor, Liran Atzmor.
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Documentary on the Bedouin town of El-Sayed, located in the Negev Desert of Israel. The town contains the largest percentage of deaf people in the world, in which a unique sign language has been developed, making it the most popular language in a rare society that accepts deafness as natural as life itself. El-Sayed is also an example of an "unrecognized village," neglected by the State and deprived of basic amenities such as electricity. The film focuses on Salim, father of the deaf little boy, Muhammad, who has come to the decision to dramatically change his son's fate via a cochlear implant operation. Salim's decision is evoking great conflict and threatening the village's tradition of coexistence between deaf and hearing. The film follows the one year long rehabilitation progress of Muhammad through the point of view of the deaf community of the village. The larger issue of discrimination against disabled people in a modern society is also brought to light by this film.

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