Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Cochlear Implant Documentary at Sundance Film Festival

Hear and Now, a documentary about a 65 year old couple who have cochlear implant surgery will be shown at this year's Sundance Film Festival:

First time American filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky will travel to Park City with her doc "Hear and Now," which Sundance calls "a magical and deeply moving story of two people who embark on an extraordinary journey from silence to sound." After 65 years of silence, Paul and Sally Taylor decide to get cochlear implant surgery and experience something that has been absent all their lives--the realm of sound. Brodsky captures her deaf parents' complex decision to undergo the risky and controversial procedure, which is the only one that actually restores a sense. "Hear and Now" will screen in the Independent Film Competition: Documentary section at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

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