Film Screening and Q&A: Compensation

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Compensation, the first feature by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis (Cycles and A Powerful Thang), presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.
An ASL interpreter will be present at the event and there will be a Q&A/discussion with director Zeinabu irene Davis and screenwriter Marc Chery after the film (moderated by Professor Liz Reich). Refreshments provided!

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Frick Fine Arts Cloister and Auditorium
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