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The word “Documentary” has several definitions, of which one is a recorded movie. It is a valuable medium for capturing sign language usage from both Deaf and hearing people.
In this round table, we have invited directors, Ayako Imamura (Deaf), Su Qing (SODA - Siblings of Deaf Adults/Children - who has a Deaf brother), and Itaru Matsui (Hearing) together to ask them what they have been looking at through the camera? From various perspectives, we will discuss recording the world of deafness through documentaries.
Accessibility: Japanese Sign Language, American Sign Language, International Sign Language, Japanese subtitles, English subtitles. Audio will be in Japanese only.
Born in Aichi prefecture, she graduated from Aichi University of Education and since 20 years old, has been producing and screening documentaries, as well as giving lectures on them. Main works include “The Connecting Bridge” (2013), “Start Line” (2016), “I quit, being friends” (2020), and “Silence on that day” (2021) as well as publishing ”Days following the Start Line” (2019).
Born in Mongolia, in 1990, he earned a railroad design degree and began work as an art creator and editor at a Beijing advertising company, while also being a director at a television film production company. After going independent, he has worked on numerous documentaries. Main works include “White Tower” (2004), “Sign Language Time” (2010), and “Caro Mio Ben (My Dear Beloved)” (2017).
Itaru MatsuiHe produces documentaries with the motto of “listening to hard-to-hear voices”. Together with the subjects of his documentaries, he works to change the world views of everyone for the better. For the film, “Tokyo Little Nero”, which shows Tokyo amid Covid-19, he received the Poverty Journalist Award and the Galaxy Award (Encouragement Award). Through the video festival, DOCU Memento, he provides a platform for unnamed people to tell unknown stories. Main works include “Only I Can Hear” (2021).
2021/12/10 20:30-22:00 JST/Documentary and Deaf