At the beginning of the movie there was a quiz over different myths about the Deaf community. These questions assume that all Deaf people are the same and experience the same conditions. Not all Deaf people know sign language. Most Deaf people have parents who are hearing and then have hearing children. These myths also include that Deaf people wish that they could hear and that is a tragedy to be Deaf. At the end of the quiz the video announces that all of the questions were false. This shows that there are many myths about the Deaf community that many people believe to be true.
The first president of Gallaudet University, Dr. I King, made a statement about being Deaf. He said that hearing people always list off the things that Deaf people cannot do. What Deaf people actually think about is what they can do. I think this is a very strong statement that helps shine the light on the Deaf community. They are capable of doing whatever they set their minds to, just like hearing people. It is more important to talk about what people can do rather than listing off all the things they cannot. I believe this is true for any type of disability. It is more importan...
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...do to support the Deaf community. I also liked learning about the history of the Deaf community. It is great to see how far they have come from the past. They have shown the world that they are capable of anything. It was interesting to see how they were held back from their potential but still managed to succeed and grow together.
I learned many new things from this film that I had not known before. If there were one thing I would add, I would include more famous Deaf people who have overcome the oppression of society and succeeded. It is great to hear about success stories and overcoming obstacles especially when a majority of the population does not believe in you. It was interesting to learn about the actress, Marlee Matlin, and how she became famous because of her movies. More stories like hers would be examples that the Deaf community can do anything they want.
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