Sound and Fury
My mom heard about this film somewhere so she ordered it since we can rarely find documentaries in Turkey. (I know. My last posts were about a documentary film FESTIVAL in Turkey, but I think that’s fairly rare.) Anyway, we watched it as a family on Friday evening and it was really fascinating!
Sound and Fury follows the decisions of two families of whether or not to give their deaf children cochlear implants. I never realized that there would even be a decision involved in whether or not to give your child hearing. Apparently there is a very big debate though among the deaf community because many are concerned that cochlear implants will destroy deaf culture. (No, I had never heard of deaf culture either.)
My family has still been talking about this film. It was really, really thought-provoking. It also lead to a lot of questions about the issue of extracting any person from his/her own culture. Is it ever a good idea?
After a short internet search I found that a follow-up film has been made. http://soundandfuryfilm.com/sixyears/ I’ll have to see about getting a copy of that too!