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Education of the Deaf

About the film

Instead of learning sign-language, deaf children are taught to speak and lip-read so that they might interact with others as easily as possible. This is a longer version of 'Triumph Over Deafness', aimed at a specialist audience.

Details

Release year
1946
Director
Jack Ellitt
Production company
D.A.T.A. Films
Producer
Donald Alexander
Cinematographer
Wolfgang Suschitzky
Composer
Beethoven
Narration
David Lloyd-James
Sound recording
John Woodiwiss
Running time (minutes)
48 mins 28 secs
Assistant Editor
E. Mason
Assistant Camera
L. Griffiths

Original Description

'Until recently deaf children were also dumb because they could not hear any sound to imitate. Now they are sent to special free schools where they are taught to speak and to use what hearing they may have, aug- mented with hearing aids. This treatment is superseding finger-language. It encourages the sufferers to mix more freely with others, and the children to grow up as normally as possible.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

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