Life and Deaf is a young person's plea to the city to be heard. In 2012 it won the 'RITTER SPORT Film Prize' at the 6th Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.
Eelyn Lee was commissioned to take poetry written by young deaf people from around the UK as a starting point for a film. Using fragments of verse Eelyn created a set of fictional characters, placing them in a meta world in locations around Greenwich to make this evocative and moving film poem.
Life and Deaf premiered at London's South Bank and has been featured on the BBC's flagship programme, See Hear. The film's online premiere was hosted by I-D Online.
Screenplay / Producer / Director - Eelyn Lee
Cinematographer - Dominik Rippl
Sound Recordist - Jonathan Ridge
Production Assistant - Richard Hale
Animation - Joana Teixidor
Editor / Composer - Francis Morgan-Giles
Watch the full film below.
Thursday, 27 October 2022
On Thursday 3rd Nov I'll be joining a conversation about diaspora and Hong Kongness as part of my exhibition, Hong Kong Future Diaspora at Bloc Projects.Thu 3 Nov 7-8.30pm [GMT]Free but booking required.Book... Read More...
Thursday, 06 October 2022
I will be exhibitiing work in progress from my latest project, Hong Kong Future Diaspora in a solo show at Bloc Projects, with a special opening performance at the launch event on Thurs 20th Oct 6-8pm. Hong Kong... Read More...
Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Last year I had a chat with @theothercheckbox about how my mixed race experiences relate to equal opportunities monitoring forms - which for me generally means only being offered the option of ticking ‘other’ or ’mixed other’. Listen... Read More...