Deaf Jam Screening at Community Cinema Olympia

Thursday, 27 October 2011 - 7:00pm
Format: 
Screening
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
State Capital Museum Click here for Map

 
Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Deaf Jam at the State Capital Museum in Olympia.
 
National poetry slams for youth have been gaining momentum but few, if any, deaf teens have ever been included in these contests. In Deaf Jam a group of New York City deaf teens reveal their passions, frustrations, and senses of humor as they discover American Sign Language poetry — eventually stepping into the world of the youth poetry slams with their hearing peers.
 
Deaf Jam will air November 3, at 10:00 p.m. on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens on KCTS 9.