Why watch this film?
"Only I Can Hear" is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that follows the lives of three hearing teenagers in the Deaf community of the American Midwest. As CODA, or Children of Deaf Adults, they navigate the challenges of living in two worlds while trying to find their own identities. Director Itaru Matsui does a fantastic job of showcasing the vibrant culture and community of the Deaf world, while also highlighting the struggles and discrimination faced by those who are deaf or hard of hearing.The film's cast delivers outstanding performances, particularly the three young leads who bring a genuine sense of authenticity to their roles. The cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of the Midwest and the intimacy of the Deaf community. The soundtrack is also noteworthy, with a mix of contemporary and traditional music that perfectly complements the film's themes.Overall, "Only I Can Hear" is a touching and thought-provoking film that sheds light on a community often overlooked in mainstream media. It's a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the complexities of identity, culture, and belonging.
In the American Midwest, three hearing teenagers come of age in the vibrant, raucous Deaf community. In search of a home between two disparate worlds, the young women explore their unique identity as CODA, Children of Deaf Adults, as they strive to fit into both the deaf and hearing communities to which they belong.
Where to watch?
Available at home