Zoom 2014: The Big Decisions

Watch John Finn's documentary about the decisions parents of Deaf children must make

Documentary. Parents of Deaf children have many decisions to make and one of the most difficult decisions can be over whether to give their child a cochlear implant. In this film, we meet John Finn, his wife Victoria and daughter Isobella. In conversation with their friend John Brownlie, they discuss cochlear implants and the decision they made. This film was written and directed by John Finn and was made as part of our Zoom 2014 filmmaking scheme, produced by Neath Films.

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  • Hi, I love this short film 'The Big Decisions', in fact I'm gonna make my family wath it when I go back for Xsmas and translate it to them. I'm Spanish from Barcelona and my stepmum is an interpreter for Catalan Sign Language. She is gonna love it! :D

    Thanks guys
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  • I have just started studying BSL level three and have been told about this site...
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  • I fully Deaf very interstellar sign language program thank you bslzone
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  • What a gorgeous family!!
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  • Really enjoyed watching this short incite of how Deaf Parent choose to have Cochlear Implant for their beautiful fabulous little girl who is so full of life bright eyed happy go lucky who obviously have a loving secure family around her.
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  • What a great family! I loved this film - really well shot and it explores the issues of a child being Deaf and hearing with an implant very sensitively. Thanks for making it.
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  • Brilliant film that really brought to life issues faced by families.
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  • BRILLIANT film. Great to see another Deaf parent that 'gets' the benefits for a Cochlear Implant, esp for a child who has / may develop, a visual impairment. My child had a total hearing loss before the CI, and is now understanding speech fantastically. We will never stop signing, as I'm Deaf too, but the CI gives them good access to speech as / when needed.
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  • Can a child really have a strong Deaf identity without using sign language? Nothing to worry about? Hmmm...
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  • Very touching and beautifully made film of what can be experienced, enjoyed and achieved with implants. A broadminded and positive portrayal of an issue which is all too often negative but this shows how life can be accessed with implants whilst not losing Deaf identity. Very proud of all of you Well Done!x
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  • The cinematography more than anything, is really quite extraordinary. Beautifully shot with a vivid visual narrative. Enjoyed the story, a tentative and sensitive exploration behind major decisions.
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  • Very brave and wise thinking of deaf parent's perspective on cochlear impant daughter. Well done John Finn!
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  • I enjoyed to watch this prog and made me feel so positive feedback by Themsleve. I am so so glad this show their love, happy and live too
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  • Extraordinary, good filming, I think this is best documentary I ever seen. Well done!
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