Sound & Fury Presentation

Topics: Hearing impairment, Deaf culture, Models of deafness Pages: 4 (1541 words) Published: April 12, 2013
March 21st, 2013
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Sound & Fury

I will be doing my presentation on a movie that I watched called: “Sound and Fury.” It's a documentary that was filmed back in 2000 by director Josh Aronson. The movie focuses in on two brothers and their nuclear families that are affected by deafness in different ways. The two brothers names are Peter and Chris Artinian. The brothers were raised by their parents Peter & Marianne who are both hearing. Peter is the older brother and was born deaf. This was difficult for him because his parents didn't realize until much later in his childhood that he couldn't hear. He said that once he learned sign language and could communicate thats when he felt like his life started and ever since then he was been comfortable with that. He considers being deaf to be peaceful and wouldn't never want to hear given the chance. Peter married a deaf woman named Nita. They started a family and have 3 children, all deaf. This made them ecstatic until their oldest daughter named Heather (age 4 1/2) came to them and said that she wanted a cochlear implant so that she would be able to hear. Almost immediately Peter was set against it but her mother Nita understood what she was feeling, growing up being the only deaf one in her family it was frustrating, so she decided to be open minded about it. Nita went to research it more and decided maybe she would get the implant first so that she would be able to tell if it was good for Heather. The doctors explained to her that it may not be that successful for her because she's older and learning language skills is something that you should do when you are younger. Nita opted against it for herself but still wanted to learn more about it with Heather to see if it would be a good match. First they went to a deaf girl's house in New Jersey who had the cochlear implant. The girl's family was all deaf and they were fine with her being the only one in the family to be able to...
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