ASL Slam Poetry in “Deaf Jam”
DATE: March 7, 2012
TIME: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
The 8th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival Presents:
Directed by Judy Lieff
USA, 2011, 70 min.
English and American Sign Language with English subtitles
Aneta Brodski, a deaf Israeli teen, attends a school for the deaf in
Queens, N.Y. where she explores slam poetry using American Sign
Language. Proud of her deafness but aware of the isolation it brings,
Aneta utilizes her unique experiences to create a powerful poetic art
form. When Aneta meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet, the two
create a deaf/hearing duet in which they explore their shared and
personal experiences and generate a new form of slam poetry which
speaks to the deaf as well as the hearing.
Throughout HJFF we will be accepting donations of gently used
children’s books. Designated book drop-off screenings are Deaf Jam on
Mar. 6, Young Abraham on Mar. 11, and Nicky’s Family on March 16, 2012.
$8 ERJCC Member/Patron of the Arts & MFAH Film Buff/Member
$1 discount for students and seniors
Free for school groups – RSVP to Ariela Emery 713.729.3200 x3299,
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Ariela Emery
CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
CONTACT TELEPHONE #: (713) 729-3200