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'Sound And Fury' Documentary

sound-fury 'Sound and Fury', a documentary in which Deaf actress Jackie Roth was coordinating producer, explores one family's ongoing struggle for identity in the 'world of the deaf'. This film, first shown at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, depicts a family battle over the cochlear implant for Heather. Some of her family members celebrate the implant as a long overdue cure for deafness while others fear it will destroy their cherished sign language and way of life. Heather's two brothers and her parents, Peter and Nita Artinian are all deaf.

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'TWELFTH NIGHT' Signed And Spoken

lady The Philadelphia Inquirer, in its September 23, 2000 edition, reported that 'The Twelfth Night' at Prince Music Theater is the first local production cast with Deaf and hearing actors combining American Sign Language and spoken text. But witnessing history is not the only reason a theatergoer might want to attend this unusual production: the reporter writes that "It's worth going to simply because it is good theater - an evocative and entertaining presentation of Shakespeare's familiar comedy." Although new to Philadelphia, this method of presentation has been employed for many years by the National Theatre for the Deaf. Director Novak explains that they spent 18 months translating 'Twelfth Night' into ASL. The Deaf actors were: Monique Holt as Maria, Peter Cook as Feste, Dennis Webster as Sir Toby Belch and Alek Fried man as Auguecheek. Jackie Roth also appeared as Olivia "with a recklessness that makes her portrayal especially appealing."

Birthright Israel Trips For Deaf

flagYoung Judaea and Hadassah are coordinating the Gesher 2001 program which offers three 10-day trips to Israel for visually impaired, hearing impaired, or physically challenged Jewish students and young adults between the ages of 18 and 26. Each trip consists of historical tours and hikes, panel discussions with Israelis of many backgrounds, recreational, cultural and educational programs. Gesher 2001, as an approved birthright Israel trip, covers roundtrip airfare and ten days of educational programming in Israel. Any Jewish youth, aged 18-26 (post high-school), who has never been to Israel on a peer-group educational program, can apply.

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Texas Recognizes 'Small Employer Of The Year'

Barbara and Sidney Ander of Compu-TTY, Inc., located in Fort Worth, Texas were the recipients of Texas' "Small Employer of the Year" award presented by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities on October 11th. The Committee believes this is the first award given by a Governor's office in the United States to a Deaf-owned company.

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