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Israeli Film on the Deaf Community

“Raising you is like raising 3 kids,” the deaf child Elad was told by his beloved mother years before her tragic death deepened his alienation from his hearing family. A gay man, he becomes a father through shared parenting with his best friend, a deaf woman, supported by their community of deaf friends. How will his deafness affect his role as a parent? Elad must create his life without a road map. This film follows Elad over several years as, with intimacy and honesty, he explores family, fatherhood and identity. Members of deaf and hearing communities encouraged to attend. Post-film discussion led by Roxanne Baker, lifelong member of the Portland deaf community.

This program is made possible by The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness and by the Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Film Details

Documentary/Israel/ 2017/ ISL (Israeli Sign Language and Hebrew with English ST)/ 75 min