The Deaf President Now movement of March 1988 celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 8, 1993 with a national teleconference that was received by more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada. This DVD reviews the events of DPN and how they affected the Deaf community over the past five years.
Emmy Award-winning Deaf Mosaic, a television/magazine formatted program produced by the former Department of Television, Film and Photography at Gallaudet University, presents the 'Deaf President Now' protest of 1988. Tabbed as the most extraordinary week in Deaf history, this episode includes interviews with student leaders Greg Hlibok, Tim Rarus, Bridgetta Bourne, Jerry Covall and others. Exclusive footage of the demonstrations on the Gallaudet campus is shown along with an interview with the new Gallaudet president, Dr. I. King Jordan.
This DVD looks at deaf breast cancer survivors and the impact such a diagnosis can have on their spouses, children, and the deaf community itself. The film does not shy away from the hard facts as it relates to the barriers, uncertainties and fears that deaf people experience when faced with a difficult diagnosis, often compounded by challenges communicating with health professionals and understanding complex medical terms.
This is the story of a family’s journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. It follows a year in the life of four-year-old Thomas Tranchin and the struggle of the producer/director and his family to unlock Thomas’ expressive capacities. It presents clearly and frankly the struggle of the parents to choose a communication mode. The tape is invaluable for hearing families of newly diagnosed deaf children and the professionals who work with them.
Follows Gallaudet College student, Danny Fitzpatrick, as he trains for and competes in the World Games for the Deaf in Romania.