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George Veditz film preserved by the Library of Congress

December 28, 2010

By JFLMad

Darth Vader proclaiming he’s Luke Skywalker’s father, John Travolta preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activist communicating in sign language are among the images that will be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry. 1913’s “Preservation of the Sign Language,” a two-minute film of George Veditz, one-time president of the National Association of the Deaf of the United States. Veditz was one of the first to make motion picture recordings of American Sign Language, and in the film, he argues forcefully for the right of deaf people to sign instead of
speak. View movie clip from Gallaudet Video Catalog: http://videocatalog.gallaudet.edu/player.cfm?video=2520
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  1. December 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

    the full speech is 14 min + any idea why the press release says 2 min?

    hope its just an error and they are preserving the speech in its entirety

    peace

    patti

  2. A.J
    December 29, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Do they have the original film?

  3. Anonymous
    December 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Handeyes –

    The original film is only 2 mins length (not 14 mins). I don’t know about the length of speech.

  4. john
    May 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    The original film is only 2 mins length (not 14 mins). I don’t know about the length of speech.

    http://www.yahoo.com

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