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An Invitation from the NAD to watch” Through Deaf Eyes…”

March 21, 2007

An Invitation fromThe National Association of the Deaf…to watch Through Deaf Eyes, tonight, March 21, 2007 on PBS at 9 pm

See why we do what we do…with passion

Contact: Anita B. Farb

Email: www.nad.org/contactus

Silver Spring, MD – The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to be an outreach partner for Through Deaf Eyes, the first comprehensive film in deaf history that will be broadcast nationally at 9 p.m. on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), March 21, 2007. Check local listings for your area.

Through Deaf Eyes is a two-hour documentary exploring nearly 200 years of deaf life in America. The film presents the shared experiences of American history – family life, education, work, and community connections – from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology and identity. Bringing a deaf cinematic lens to the film are six artistic works by deaf media artists and filmmakers.

The NAD is pleased to be an outreach partner for this important project,” said Nancy J. Bloch, chief executive officer. Through Deaf Eyes encourages respect and understanding of the rich history, culture, and contributions of the deaf community. This meshes well with the NAD mission to promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. Through Deaf Eyes also highlights the work of the NAD since its founding in 1880, and our focus on issues such as American Sign Language in educational settings, employment opportunities for deaf workers, and telecommunications access.”

Other outreach partners are the Gallaudet University, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, and California State University-Northridge. As part of the outreach campaign, numerous local organizations, some in association with their public television stations, will mount events and discussions exploring the issues raised in the film. The schedule for confirmed public screening events can be found at: www.gallaudet.edu/x3669.xml .

The film was inspired by the exhibition History Through Deaf Eyes, curated by Jack R. Gannon at Gallaudet University. Through Deaf Eyes is a production of WETA Washington, D.C. and Florentine Films/Hott Productions in association with Gallaudet University.

Major funding for the documentary was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, The Annenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by Sign Language Associates, and Richard and Gail Elden.

About NAD

The National Association of the Deaf, founded in 1880, safeguards the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. As a national federation of state associations, individual members, and organizational and corporate affiliates, the advocacy work of the NAD encompasses a broad spectrum of areas including, but not limited to, accessibility, education, employment, healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. More information is available online at www.nad.org.

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  1. Anonymous
    March 21, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    FYI, I check tv listing through Directv and it says 9pm (Central time). Better check your local tv listing to double check.

  2. JFLMad
    March 23, 2007 at 12:06 am

    enjoyed myself watching the show. I wish they would have mentioned about the Martha’s Vineyard era where all people in the town know the sign language!

  3. August 7, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Do they plan to show “Through Deaf Eyes…” on TV again sometime?

  4. August 8, 2007 at 3:07 pm

    You might want to contact PBS and request.

  1. March 21, 2007 at 2:48 pm
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