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14 MayBASW – supporting DAW

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Today, to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week, the British Association of Social Workers has launched a new practice guide to help social workers to better serve people with hearing problems, available here.

The BASW Acquired Hearing Loss Practice Guidance has been produced by a small group of members using research findings, practice wisdom and service user and carer expertise. It contains a range of helpful suggestions of how social workers can help those with acquired hearing loss.

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14 MayDeaf Awareness Week 2018 is finally here!

14 – 20 May 2018
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Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign in that so many different organisations participate, each able to promote their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness.

Check out our blog and social media pages #DeafAwarenessWeek2108 #DAW18 for all the latest news and events.

14 MayDeaf Awareness Week 2018 is here!

14 – 20 May 2018

DAW logo 2008

Deaf Awareness Week is a unique campaign in that so many different organisations participate, each able to promote their own work within the broad spectrum of deafness.

Check out our blog and social media pages #DeafAwarenessWeek2108 #DAW18 for all the latest news and events.

 

10 MayTaking place on 14 May : Short Film Showcase

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The Encounters Deaf Shorts Showcase 

Cert TBC, 87mins

The shorts in this programme with dialogue or BSL are subtitled.
Join us to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with a bold, varied programme of short films from Deaf and hearing filmmakers which presents a unique representation of the Deaf community in the 21st Century – including the Oscar winning short The Silent Child by Chris Overton.

Swimming in the Desert 
Dir: Alvaro Ron, USA, 2017, 17 mins, Fiction

In the drought-stricken town of Agua Dulce in the California High Desert, a ten-year-old deaf girl challenges her grandfather, a cranky retired firefighter, to follow a crazy plan and bring the water back to the dry river.

Hitch 
Dirs: Sophie Hexter & Poppy Walker, Australia, 2016, 10 mins 37 secs, Fiction

A young, deaf boy wanders alone through a remote Australian landscape. A mysterious man pulls up in a ute to offer him a ride. Equal parts suspense and coming-of- age, Hitch explores loss and acceptance in a silent world, where nothing is as it appears to be.

The Silent Child 
Dir: Chris Overton, UK, 2017, 19 mins 54 secs, Fiction

Set in rural England and inspired by real life events. The Silent Child centres on a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl named Libby, who’s born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.

Silent Laughs 
Dir: Natalia Kouneli, UK, 2017, 10 mins 58 secs, Documentary

A Deaf stand-up comedienne performs in sign language, fulfilling her dream to make people laugh as well as bringing Deaf culture to mainstream audiences.

Signs of an Affair 
Dir: Louis Neethling, UK, 2017, 28 mins, Fiction

Flora has been married to Fred for many years, but all of a sudden he doesn’t want sugar in his tea – something’s not right! Flora is suspicious and determined to find out the truth, but ends up in some unexpected places. Starring Jean St Clair and Ilan Dwek; produced for BSLBT by Mutt and Jeff Pictures.

This programme was curated by the Encounters Short Film festival in partnership with Deaf filmmaker and artist David Ellington.

City Screen Picturehouse, York
13–17 Coney Street
York
YO1 9QL

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5726 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)
Email: enquiries@picturehouses.co.uk

08 MayDAW – 14 – 20 May

Deaf Awareness Week is almost here and will take place 14th – 20th May and you can find posters and our Press Release now available for downloading on our publicity page.

Let us know of your events to update on our blog during the week!

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