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BPS Recommends: Celebrating Inclusion this Deaf Awareness Week

Monday, 06 May

Inclusivity

Deaf Awareness Week

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Our latest Big Picture Show recommends blog has been crafted in honour of Deaf Awareness Week (May 6th-12th 2024).

From the silver screen to the airwaves, join us on a journey through the vibrant world of films, TV shows and podcasts that not only showcase the talent of deaf actors but also bring deaf representation to the forefront.

Let's dive in!

Only Murders in The Building (2021-2023)

Only Murders in the Building is an American mystery comedy drama television series. The main plot focuses on a trio of strangers all with a shared interest in true crime podcasts, who become friends while investigating a succession of suspicious murders. 

Take note of Season 1, Episode 7: Except for one word at the ending, there is no audible dialogue throughout this episode. The scenes are either shown from the perspective of Theo (a deaf character played by deaf actor James Caverly) or present situations where the characters stay quiet.

Watch the trailer.

Watch the series.

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Deaf U (2020)

Doc-series | 8 Episodes | 15

Deaf U is an American reality tv show that follows a group of deaf and hard of hearing college students who attend Gallaudet University, a private university in Washington D.C.

Watch trailer.

Watch show.

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CODA (2021)

Comedy Drama | 1 Hr 51 Mins | 12A

CODA follows the story of a hearing girl who was born into a deaf family but dreams of going to school to study music. Although the lead, Emilia Jones, is a hearing adult, the majority of the main cast members are deaf actors portraying deaf characters, including Oscar winner Marlee Matlin.

Watch the trailer.

Watch the film.

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Eternals (2021)

Sci-fi | 2 Hrs 39 Mins | 12

Marvel Studios' Eternals introduces an exciting new team of Super Heroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

Featuring the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Watch the trailer.

Watch the film.

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Wonderstruck (2017)

Drama | 1 Hr 55 Mins | PG

Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerising symmetry.

Watch the trailer.

Watch the film. 

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Rose Ayling-Ellis: Signs for Change (2023)

Documentary | 59 Mins 

Rose Ayling-Ellis fronts an exciting and groundbreaking film, challenging perceptions of the deaf community and putting audiences at the heart of the deaf experience. 

Watch the show.

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Have You Heard? A Listening Project

20 Min Episodes

Have You Heard shares tips, stories and practical advice to help people with hearing loss‚Äč stay connected and helps listeners s to gain a better understanding of how to offer support.

Listen to the podcast.

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For more information on Deaf Awareness Week and steps you can take to become more deaf aware, please visit Deaf awareness - RNID

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