This episode of the Emmy-winning TV series, filmed in 1988, is devoted entirely to the DEAF PRESIDENT NOW movement. Interviews with participants and leaders are included in the extensive footage shot during the protest itself, ending with shots of the celebration that capped the successful close of the DPN protest at Gallaudet. Hosted by Gil Eastman and Mary Lou Novitsky.
I am a hearing mom to a Hard of Hearing 5 year old son. This episode is great to know more about the strength of the Deaf Community and the struggles that have to be overcome as hearing try to limit the Deaf as if it is a hearing world. This video is well done and shows the timeline of the Deaf President Now movement that really showed the world how the Deaf are not learning in a hearing world, they are people learning and living in the world and no one especially not their own Board of Trustees at a school should act as if they cannot or are not ready for anything. This movement and others like it help the world be better able to accept my son and not limit him as his hearing ability does not limit him. It really is a must watch for anyone, especially if you have any link to the Deaf Community or anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Learn and support and this video is a great education tool.
I loved learning about the Deaf community standing up for what they believed in and not backing down. What a great video to show this important moment in Deaf history.
An inspiring true story that shows that the Deaf community is strong
This video is a must for studying Deaf history. The Deaf President Now (DPN) was a defining moment in Deaf history.
LOVE this DVD! Very good and visual on the victory week at Gallaudet University!