Through Deaf Eyes, a two-hour documentary about the history of deaf people in America, was written for WETA and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, and funded by the Public Broadcasting System, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film has been broadcast nationally on PBS.
Through Deaf Eyes is a two-hour HDTV documentary that explores 200 years of Deaf life in America. The film includes interviews with prominent members of the Deaf community, including actress Marlee Matlin and Gallaudet University president emeritus I. King Jordan.
Interwoven throughout the film are six short documentaries produced by Deaf media artists and filmmakers. Poignant, sometimes humorous, these commissioned stories bring a personalized sense of Deaf life in America to the film. Through first person accounts and the film as a whole, THROUGH DEAF EYES tells the story of conflicts, prejudice and affirmation that ultimately reaches the heart of what it means to be human.