Portrayal of deaf people in the media
This month, during #HearingLossHour, we'll be discussing the media's portrayal of deaf people/people with hearing loss and how the portrayals make you feel.
We'll be discussing...
Which TV shows have got it spot on for you and which fall a long way from the mark?
Are there any characters you identify with - and why?
Which movies have made you cheer and which have made you cringe with their portrayal of a deaf character?
And what about the news? Do you think deaf people are portrayed in a particular way? Is there anything you would like to see change?
As for adverts, how do you think they're doing with their portrayal of deaf characters?
My Number One for 'Best Portrayal of Hearing Loss'
Genevieve Barr in The Silence.
What's your favourite portrayal?
Here are a few characters, films and shows people have tweeted to me this week:
A Silent Voice - animated film
The Dad in Friday Night Dinner
Imogen Stewart (played by Kirstie Steele), Waterloo Road. (Here's how the actress prepared for her role.)
Tuva Moodyson in Dark Pines by Will Dean (Film due to be released soon.)
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
David in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Arthur in Keeping Faith
Female character in the recent series of Shetland (Can't find her name.)
Gil Grissom, CSI
Children of a Lesser God
The Family Stone
Mr Holland’s Opus
Switched at Birth
Hear and Now
The West Wing
Other work by Marlee Maitlin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559144/
More Films featuring deaf people or people with hearing loss.
1.05pm - Q1
1.20pm - Q2
1.35pm - Q3
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And, don't forget to include #HearingLossHour (rather than @hearinglosshour) in your tweet.