A Film by: Netta Loevy
(Israel, 2007, 59 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)
“I know you from TV,” says Khaled, a deaf Palestinian, to Lee Dan, an Israeli sign language interpreter, when he meets her at the Israeli army checkpoint. Lee laughs. She has a special ring to her laugh which sometimes even deaf people can pick up.
And fall in love with.
Hearing people, too, know her from the small bubble on the TV screen where she appears, translating programs into sign language. Outside the bubble, Lee goes on interpreting for deaf people in all kinds of situations: at school, in court, in therapy and even in the delivery room.
The film goes into the bubble and enters the world of deaf people. It also tells the story of people like Lee, who are between both worlds, between the majority and the minority, between silence and sound.
• “A wonderful documentary… heart warming” - Yedioth Ahronot newspaper
• “The film, like its hero, touches ones heart… directed tender care” - Haaretz
• "A fascinating work of art… For the first time, the didactic tone vanishes and one finds out that deaf people have humor and can even swear and act rudely” - Israel Ha’Yom
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• International Women's Film Festival In Rehovot 2008
• Austin Jewish Film Festival
• Seattle Jewish Film Festival
• Chicago Israeli Film Festival
• Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
• WorldFilm -Tartu Film Festival of Visual Culture, Estonia 2009
• Niet Normaal International Exhibition, Amsterdam 2010