Previously at the ICA - Films

New Short Films for Young Deaf Children

5 Jan 2007

A selection of short films made by Deaf film makers from across the UK and Europe.

Adu Ivumin (When I heard)

Dir Andy Jones, Maldives, 2000, 12 mins

A Deaf boy lives in a small village in Hulhevi. He has no friends and he doesn't understand why he is deaf. His father has to go away to find a hearing aid for him. When he finally comes back, what happens next?

Io e Il Mio Nike

Dir Senza Parole Theatre Company, Italy, 1O mins

A story of a man called Hamlet and his dog Nike. Nike was abandoned and saved by Hamlet and they become friends.

Spirit of the Letter

Family Centre (Deaf Children) and VS1 Productions, UK 2005, 5 mins

A spooky film. Crystal finds a cure for her spirit in a haunted mansion after the mysterious disappearance of her identity.

Nectar

Dir Liz Crow, UK 2005, 16 mins

It's 1931 and a 17-year old Walter is swimming to certain glory. But on the eve of selection for the Olympics squad, Walter knows with sudden clarity that the dream he is following is not his own. Can he find the courage to turn from the expectations of others and hold on to what he already has? Trusting his instincts, Walter finds that simplicity can make for the sweetest of lives.

The Magic Mile

Dir Toby Meakins, UK 2001, 6 mins

When a deaf girl chances on an abandoned wheelchair, she discovers the incredible secret of "the magic mile". Finding herself in a strange and unfamiliar world, she picks up on the trail of the wheelchair's owner, who reveals that even miracles have their limits.

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