Creating the History through Deaf Eyes Documentary
Hott, Lawrence R., Sign Language Studies
IN THE FALL OF 2002 I received a call from Karen Kenton, an executive producer at WETA, the Washington, D.C., public television station. She asked me whether I would be interested in producing a film about the history of deafness in the United States. I live only a few minutes away from the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, and less than an hour's drive from the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, so I had heard more than a little about the issues of deaf education. I knew that the story was bound to contain drama, tension, characters, and emotion. In fact, I was well aware that if we were not careful we could be stepping into a hornet's nest. Of …
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Publication information: Article title: Creating the History through Deaf Eyes Documentary. Contributors: Hott, Lawrence R. - Author. Journal title: Sign Language Studies. Volume: 7. Issue: 2 Publication date: Winter 2007. Page number: 135+. © American Annals of the Deaf Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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