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Zoom 2012: Strangers

A Deaf teenager has a voice when an interpreter visits

Drama about a Deaf boy who finds his voice when an interpreter visits his home. A young football fan is left out at home until the day a sign language interpreter comes, when suddenly he is able to show his father the extent of his knowledge, and finally ask his mother the questions he really wanted to know. This film focuses on the importance of communication within families, and has a twist at the end. The directing debut of Deaf actor Brian Duffy, Strangers was made as part of the BSLBT’s Zoom filmmaking scheme.

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So emotional. I felt the isolation. Tears rolled down my cheeks.
I will show this to others.
Thank you
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I shed tears for that young man whilst watching this.
How many more children are going through life in loneliness, when just a slight effort from others would completely change their world.
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The people who are watching your video, Strangers, need to realize that about 70 percent of hearing parents of deaf children do not know how to sign. This statistic comes from the United States, but from my observations and experience interacting with deaf people from dozens of countries, it seems to be a very common issue in every continent and is not by any means unique to any one country. The story happening on this screen? Is happening ALL THE TIME in thousands of homes of deaf children with hearing parents around the world.

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Boy, that made me, an OAP, cry!
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Why dont we have these films shown on national television. They could open so many eyes to what life is like for deaf and hard of hearing. The invisible disability...I know not everyone feels like that, but for others it is....isolated, ignored, patronised...it would be very easy to withdraw from the haring world. It is such hard work joining in at times. I thank God for good family and friends who try very hard to make me feel part, but still love to get home and 'take my ears out' and just switch off
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Love this one. It so tells the truth. I am from Germany, hearing and can sign, and I am always shocked when I come to a situation like that with a deaf friend. Then I behave and stay poker faced. But deep inside I would like to shout at the family why the hell they are not interested to talk to their own flesh and blood and learn some signing. Every single sign opens the door!
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Felt for him shows how much the hearing forget to tell the hard of hearing and assume they just understand
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Very touching!
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Very emotional story.
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Wow, poignant. I so relate to this - lipreading's tough and tiring. BSL (ASL for me is so liberating, , I can breathe)

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Wow parents should communicate more so he need to know what is going on with family issue and environment issue and other news. the movie was good so pls keep more in the future.
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Made me cry,, how we don't understand the unknown x
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I thought this was a very good short film that absolutely made the point.
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A short film was good.

An old man is funny. Can he sign language?

Is William Grint an actor? I understood his sign language easily. Is he mad at football?

I support Bristol City and Manchester United..

I woiuld like William to play more BSL Zone. Please e-mail me


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Amazing short film. Powerful, emotional, interesting and thought provoking.
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Wow! this made me cry too.....so sad but true. Please show this on national tv..
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No, I just like him....it's my option. Thanks, Michelle from USA...
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what a great movie ! it remind me of myself when i was a child. Thankly, i finally have a voice and my mum can understand why am i was like this and something like that. Keep it up !
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Amazingly touching for such a short film, it made me cry. Would like to see a longer version/a follow up to this story.
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Powerful film! Made me cry. This should be showed on national TV!
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Sad but true. British Deaf Films like BSL Zone is fantastic with very powerful stories. BSL Zone, ye a legend… keep it up.
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Fantastic story make me cry...
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Sensitive and excellent movie, it reflected to my childhood time, struggled of being unknown of my large relations from Glasgow and Newcastle.
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Very interest, I can see how awkward it was in real life as well if I can honest with you! Well done x
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Watched this second time and it made me cry!! What a sad and moving documentary and it show so many deaf people will always be the last person to know what going on in the family.
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So if you were to see a Johnny Depp film, would you complain that 'it have same actor'?
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soo good!! keep it up!!
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It's good movie but it have same actor from clouds movie. Thank you, Michelle WI
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