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Sound And Fury

1 hour 20 minutes

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Through the eyes of Heather Artinian, a precocious six year old, we are witness to a family battle over a controversial medical device, the cochlear implant, which would help Heather to hear. Some of her family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their cherished sign language and way of life. A 2001 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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    February 13th, 2019 at 05:55 AM

    highly suggest you watch this

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    Alery M. (Redding, CA)
    February 2nd, 2019 at 01:37 AM

    This is a great starting to start with he discussion abour cochlear implants.

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    Caroline H. (New York, NY)
    December 8th, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    I found " Sound and Fury" to be a wonderful, educational, documentary for anyone who is learning about Deaf culture. It was emotional, yet clear and concise. As a student of ASL for the first time, it hepled put Cochlear Implants into perspective. I'm pleased that my Professor at Suny Empire State College gave us the link to this media site. It is a great resource for students as well as anyone in the public, wanting to learn about so many different things. Your options are terrific! Thank you

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    Kecia S. (Anna, TX)
    September 19th, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Awesome resource! I watched this documentary when I was taking Interpreting courses. Now, I am teaching ASL classes to high school students, and I was able to share it with my students! Thanks DCMP!

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    Tiffany D. (South Jordan, UT)
    February 8th, 2017 at 01:59 PM

    Great documentary showing many perspectives on cochlear implantation.

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    Pam R. (Fort Wayne, IN)
    September 7th, 2016 at 09:02 AM

    This documentary shows freshman students a side of deaf culture most have never seen, and shows families responding to the cochlear implant surgery. Very effective to use in my module on hearing impairment and deafness.

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    Ann B. (Duncanville, TX)
    May 4th, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Show both sides of the Cochlear Implant controversy allowing students to see from both the Deaf view point and the hearing view point.