Professors and filmmakers, Facundo Montenegro (2006) and Dr. Jane Norman (2005) have both asked the question "What is Deaf Cinema?" In this paper, we look at a number of films screened at the Deaf Rochester Film Festival (DRFF) '05 and produced by contemporary Deaf student filmmakers for some answers. In particular, we note how the filmmakers utilized the medium of film to communicate: the use of themes, discourse format, and visual aesthetics.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit



Proceedings of the Deaf Studies Today! Simply Complex Conference, vol. 2, Orem, Utah, 2006 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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Conference Paper

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Cultural and Creative Studies (NTID)


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