The doctor tells them that the earlier the child gets the procedure, the better the chance of his developing normal speaking skills. She attends movies with her friends from school and states that she understands what goes on in movies about 75% of the time. Chris and Mari can hear, so when Mari gives birth to a deaf son, they immediately look in to getting the child a cochlear implant. Starring Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr. However, please contact us if you believe that informative content on this service affects in any way your legal rights. In order to hear, a person with an implant still has to carry around a Walkman-size device. He attends a school near his home and is the only deaf child in his class.
But the pay off is well worth it. Should the hearing-impaired be allowed to refuse medical treatment that might enable their deaf children to hear? Should the hearing-impaired be allowed to refuse medical treatment that might enable their deaf children to hear? And should that right be deemed as important as the rights of any religious or ethnic minority? She is the only child with hearing loss at the school. Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? The story of two brothers in an extended third generation deaf family was a raw and poignant look inside the choices that families of deaf children face. This is, alas, a disingenuous argument, since by the time Heather is older, she will no longer be in a position to reap the benefits. We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.
They have three deaf children, Heather, Timothy and C. Heather is depicted as moving between the hearing and Deaf worlds comfortably, and embracing Deaf culture as well as having friends who are hearing. Without commercial breaks, the full movie Sound and Fury has a duration of 80 minutes; the official trailer can be streamed on the Internet. He now has bilateral implants and enjoys hearing out of both ears. Their fear of losing their child to an alien culture is understandable, and the implant is not a magic bullet. Peter and Nita began to feel pressured into choosing a surgery that they were not ready for. At one point, Peter and his family attend a picnic where other folks of similar persuasion claim implants will turn their children into Frankenstein-like freaks.
Nita felt ready to explore the option, especially with both Timothy and Heather requesting an implant. But several outspoken deaf people condemn the implants as unwanted intrusions on their way of life. The Orchard picked up domestic rights earlier in the festival. It has characters impossible to forget, moments impossible to shake and an ending that leaves the audience both moved and rattled. The article summarizing the documentary's events describes her as having clear speech, living in a 'mainstreamed' world, interacting with hearing people, and earning high grades in school. They were pleased with Maryland and decided to move there and forget the implant. The commute for three years was hard on Peter.
In the end, the controversy tore the family apart. Made-for-television movies are distributed in 4:3 small screen. He is in first grade and is reading well above his grade level. The brothers, along with grandparents on both sides, become embroiled in a bitter argument over the importance of deafness, the best form of education for their children and the controversy of cochlear implants for young children. The film follows the Artinian family--adult brothers Chris hearing and Peter deaf , their wives and their children--living in Glen Cove Long Island. Heather uses the computer instead of the phone to contact her friends, preferring to have several instant messages going at once.
Gradually, however, Peter emerges as a bullheaded fanatic who sounds misguided at best — and dangerous at worst — as he rages against any perceived threat to deaf culture. All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images, logo's and videos are all copyright to their respective owners. All three children receive speech therapy in school as well as private speech therapy at home. We are seeing the benefits of Peter's hard work now. But there is much more acceptance now.
Peter remained in New York , and commuted to Maryland on the weekends. Most of the picture focuses on Heather and her parents, who meet with various families with children who have had cochlear implants. This film, with its passionate but entirely objective approach to this difficult subject, will change viewers' ideas about deafness, parenting, medical advancements, and will leave them pondering these ideas for a long time to come. Getting an implant for your child is the easy part. Mari's deaf parents object to the idea of a cochlear implant. Her innocent desire to hear makes a stark contrast with her father's blustering insecurity and her mother's quiet resentment. She also wants to hear animals.
Nita and Peter made the decision to go ahead with surgery for both children. In the film, Chris and Mari decide to pursue a cochlear implant for their one and half year old son. Chris and Mari chose to have cochlear implant surgery performed on their infant, Peter. After the film was released, Peter and Nita decided to move the family to Frederick , Maryland and enrolled all three in a school for deaf children. That, of course, is the whole point of scientific advances aimed at restoring hearing.
But he's an awesome lip reader and this skill helps him understand what is going on. Gradually, Peter and Nina decide that Heather should not get an implant, reasoning that when Heather gets older she can decide for herself. Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix! But they resound with the ring of truth. The implant is not a cure for deafness. Arguments in favor of the procedure argue that a child who can hear with use of the cochlear implant could participate in hearing schools where they might learn more, learn faster, and never feel that they are disabled and different from other children. We had so much influence from so many directions and it was overwhelming.
What I regret is that it made my family turn cold to each other and it took three years for us to get back together as a family again. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. She is particularly interested in hearing a lion's roar. Without doubt, it's a great movie for all audiences, though the subject matter might, from the outside, seem specialized: It deals with a new medical procedure, the cochlear implant -- which for all intents and purposes can cure deafness -- and this procedure's effect on deaf people and their loved ones. Pic seems best suited to fest and edutube venues, but merits at least limited theatrical exposure.