Screening Venue: Rising Brook Baptist Church, Stafford
The Oscar Winning film SILENT CHILD will be shown in Stafford on Thursday July 26th. It shows the story of a profoundly deaf little girl, Libby, who is disabled in a world which seeks to help the disadvantaged but she has an invisible problem - deafness. She says "my ears are broken".This is made worse because her family did not realise she was deaf till she was three and a half.
Coming up to school entry, the family bring in a social worker, Joanne, who uses sign language and forms a bond with Libby. The family can see Libby is making progress - but sign language is not used in the school Libby is going to attend.
The Film won the Best Short Film Oscar at the 2018 Oscars. It will be the centre piece of
a deafness awareness evening to raise consciousness of the challenges facing deaf children, in aid of the Deaflinks Charitable Project in Stoke. The film lasts 20 minutes and will be introduced by a representative of Deaflinks. There will then be discussion in small groups, followed by a second showing.
Tickets: The event is free, but donations will be sought on the night towards the Deaflinks Charitable Project.
Release Date: 8 August 2017
Duration: 20 mins
Directors: Chris Overton
Writers: Rachel Shenton
Cast: Rachel Fielding, Philip York, Rachel Shenton, Maisie Sly