"Deaf Actors Play the Role of Their Lives"08 January 2015Factual90 mins
Martinez's second feature documentary assembles a theatre group of deaf actors in order to portray their lives and at the same time avoid any pedagogic representation of the non-hearing people. Coming from different environments and provinces, la troupe has to overcome various difficulties to put on stage their last play, hoping to attract an audience beyond the Argentine deaf community.
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Have you watched Deaf yet? What did you think about it?