FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th 2016
2:55 PM – SIGNS
2:55 PM JEAN ROUCH AWARD: Ishaare: Gestures and Signs in Mumbai, dir. Annelies Kusters (80 mins)
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2
The film “Ishaare” documents how six deaf signers (including one deaf-blind man) communicate with familiar and unfamiliar hearing shopkeepers, street vendors, customers, waiters, ticket conductors and fellow travellers in Mumbai. When enquiring, selling, bargaining and chitchatting, these deaf and hearing people use gestures, and they also lipread, mouthe, and write.