Dot's Legacy

Nadia Nadarajah examines the life and legacy of Deaf poet, playwright and activist Dot Miles, who died in 1993.

Documentary.  In her diary, Dorothy "Dot" Miles wrote "My biggest dream is to write something that will live on after me."  As a child, Nadia Nadarajah was inspired to become an actress when she saw Dot sign Trio on See Hear.  In Dot's Legacy, Nadia goes on a personal journey to find out more about Dot's groundbreaking poetry and asks four Deaf poets and VV artists to sign her poems and explain how her work has influenced them.  It is often said that Dot was ahead of her time and set the foundations of BSL poetry; watch this documentary to find out more about her pioneering work.  Featuring Paul Scott, John Wilson, Zoe McWhinney and David Sands.  Produced and directed by Cathy Heffernan; a Blue Marlin Television production for BSLBT.

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  • wow beautiful. i shock there no richard carter, he famous he say he famous world
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  • This is a brilliant documentary. 
    Now I know why Dot is legend.
    Amazing story about her life and poetry.
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  • Fantastic seeing this beautiful BSL Zone TV programme about Dorothy ‘Dot’ Miles. She was a big influence on me when developing my BSL storytelling style for sharing fairy tales with Deaf children. I met her few times. I miss her now and wish I could give her a big hug. She would be somewhere up there watching us and would say huge thanks to you and the team for making.  Hands waving
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