Voices from El-Sayed  שבלול במדבר

Lightbox Film Center at the International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:45 pm
The Bedouin village of El-Sayed in the picturesque Israeli Negev desert is home to the largest percentage of deaf people in the world. In this community, deafness is seen as the norm rather than as a disability and the members of the village communicate through a unique sign language that has evolved over the generations.  
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2010
Time: 75 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: Hebrew, Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Oded Adomi Leshem
Topics: Arab Israelis
Guest Speaker: Oded Adomi Leshem, Director
Winner of Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award 2009