Casa De Las Señas/ House of Signs
June 28th, 2011
STAVROS Center for Independent Living
262 Cottage St.
(presented in ASL by filmmaker Bryan Horch)
What is it like to be Deaf in Cuba, the fabled isle of cigars, rum and Fidel? This film offers a unique window into the lives of Lisandro, Cuba’s first Deaf university student, his Deaf parents, his CODA girlfriend, and his hard-of-hearing best friend.
They study, work, struggle and enjoy life in their tightly-knit neighborhood in Havana. Their hopes, dreams, and concerns are affected by the peculiarities of life in a very different social system, but are also fundamentally universal.
They eloquently describe their frustrations with the insensitivity of the hearing world to their needs and with the limitations of life with scarce technology and resources. But they never lose sight of the joys of a rich community life and the warm bonds of family and friends
Directed by Bryan Horch & Yadier Lanfernal Galan. 40 minutes. In Cuban Sign Language with English Subtitles
Sister Lucy's Safer Sex VLOGS!
Sister Lucy was selected to be featured on YouTube's home page in December on World AIDS day, subsequently achieving over 200,000 views for all VLOGS!
Sister Lucy is a Deaf sex-ed teacher who is fed up with the fact that there is so little information on-line about HIV prevention and safer sex in her native American Sign Language.
She and her little friend, Jay, decided to take matters into their own hands and make a VLOG explaining in great detail how to protect oneself from getting and spreading HIV and STDs. Not only will Sister Lucy keep you informed with her knowledge and wisdom, but she may cause you to ROFL with her hilarious antics...
Starring: Stephanie Sforza & Tom Bourque
Producer/ Director: Bryan Horch
Executive Producer: Hannah Lewis