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Deafying Gravity (run time 14 minutes)

Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am).

Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.

LANGUAGE
In Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR
Samuel Martin
SCREENWRITER
Danni Wright, Samuel Martin

We Hear You (run time 1 hour)

We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss. Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We Hear You was a winner at the Cannes World Film Festival 2021, this is an Australian premiere.

LANGUAGE
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
DIRECTOR
Carolina Cordero
SCREENWRITER
Shari Eberts

Hear Me Out (run time 9 minutes)

This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait. The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson.

Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.

LANGUAGE
In English with English subtitles
DIRECTOR
Marcus Van Altena
SCREENWRITER
Marcus Van Altena

Amplify This! (working title, run time approx 15 minutes)

Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss.

This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.

LANGUAGE
In English and Auslan with English subtitles
DIRECTOR
Danielle Karalus
PRODUCER
Soundfair