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What Are You . . . Deaf?

1 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds

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Man in boxing ring, mouth open and gesturing. Caption. I said, Dad, stop! I'm tryin' to understand you.

Features comedian/actor/writer/performance artist CJ Jones in a one-man show based on his life experiences. Reveals what it was like to grow up deaf and African American and in the shadow of his deaf Golden Gloves champion boxer dad. He confronts the sometimes absurd misconceptions that transpire between the hearing and the deaf. Combines voice, American Sign Language (ASL), and mime, along with recorded music and multimedia projections. Voice-over narration and interpretation by Paul Raci. NOTE: Contains some profanity.

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Runtime: 1 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds

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    Raie R. (Sringville, UT)
    August 29th, 2018 at 09:48 AM

    Love CJ Jones story. Great one man show.

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    Thomas C. (La Canada, CA)
    October 24th, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Super Funny. A must watch. CJ Smith is great.

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    Keri W. (Austin, TX)
    January 28th, 2015 at 11:23 AM

    It's a great show and it's good for classes to learn about the diverse deaf cultures.

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    February 4th, 2013 at 08:12 PM

    very touching. good quality streaming