Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

From Voiceless to a Voice Representing the Deaf Community and British Sign Language (BSL)

Dr Khalid Ali, film and media correspondent, interviews British documentary filmmaker, Edward Lovelace. They discuss his film ‘’Name me Lawand’’, a rapturous portrait of a deaf Kurdish boy’s emotional journey towards discovering how to express himself. A love letter to the power of communication and community. Edward describes how he bonded with Lawand and how together they created a poignant film amplifying the voices of the Deaf community and their fight for passing the BSL act in 2022. Related blog with the transcript of this podcast: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2022/12/15/lawand-from-voiceless-to-a-voice-representing-the-deaf-community-and-british-sign-language-bsl Other related links: https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/10/27/listen-without-prejudice/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2016/04/08/the-reading-room-deaf-gain/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2018/08/09/deafhearing-family-life-in-the-silent-child-an-unsympathetic-portrayal/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/01/05/hearing-happiness-jaipreet-virdi-on-deafness-accessibility-and-her-latest-book/ https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/01/21/book-review-hearing-happiness-deafness-cures-in-history/

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