The Battle for BSL
Watch our documentary about how the status of BSL has developed.
Documentary (2016). The Battle for BSL looks at how BSL was first identified and how the language's status has developed since. Among other key events, it includes the BSL marches that led to BSL recognition in 2003, and the landmark BSL (Scotland) Bill which was passed in 2015. It is presented by Clark Denmark and features prominent Deaf people such as Lilian Lawson and Gerry Hughes. This documentary was directed by Louis Neethling and was produced by AC2.com Productions.
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