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Visible Cinema: Sign of the Times (N/C 15+)

19 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


For many deaf people deafness is not a disability, yet this is how it is often represented on screen, the struggle with hearing loss forming the narrative conflict. Curated in partnership between Encounters Film Festival Bristol and Visible Cinema, the short films in this programme celebrate deafness and the deaf community through positive onscreen representation. Visible Cinema is GFT’s monthly Deaf and Hard of Hearing friendly film programme, all are welcome.

This event includes BSL interpretation and a speech to text service.

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Lucy and Johanna are a deaf couple on their honeymoon. They arrive at a B&B where they are greeted by a sullen landlady. A seemingly insignificant disagreement turns into a hurtful argument.

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  • Director Ronit Meranda
  • Country UK
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 10 min
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The Kiss

When a hearing couple on a first date start talking to a deaf couple in a cafe, they realise that some things can only be said with a kiss.

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  • Director Charlie Swimbourne
  • Country UK
  • Year 2015
  • Duration 8 min
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Lost Community

The members of Bristol's Centre for Deaf People discuss the closure of the club building and reveal their memories of using the Deaf club from a young age.

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  • Director David Ellington
  • Country UK
  • Year 2014
  • Duration 7 min
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When a little green alien called Oka loses his way, he crashes his spaceship on Earth. A young deaf woman called Hazel watches the spaceship crash not far from where she lives.​

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  • Director Paul Miller
  • Country UK
  • Year 2015
  • Duration 10 min
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Silent Laughs

​A deaf stand-up comedian performing in sign language fights for her dream to bring deaf culture to mainstream audiences in a playful way.​

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  • Director Natalia Kouneli
  • Country UK
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 11 min
  • Directors Various
  • Running time 1h30m
  • Certificate N/C 15+
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