WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Gallaudet Hosts Its First Deaf Film Festival

Play associated audio

Deaf Cinema, made for and generally by deaf people, is burgeoning as an artform, with six international film festivals and deaf media professional groups forming.

Gallaudet University is now a part of that movement. Its four-day WORLDEAF Cinema Festival will include deaf and hard-of-hearing filmmakers, as well as hearing filmmakers whose work reflects deaf themes.

Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. and deaf actors and actresses including Marlee Matlin and Shoshannah Stern, who starred in TV's "Weeds" and "Jericho," will take part as well.

Organizers say the festival has drawn 173 film submissions from 30 countries. It runs Thursday through Sunday at the school's Northeast Washington campus.

NPR

Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
WAMU 88.5

The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

WAMU 88.5

President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

WAMU 88.5

The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

Chrappah’s vision is to transition the commission into a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.