Rebellion of the Deaf refers to the protest of deaf students of the Gallaudet University in the United States, who in 1988 helped win the vocation of the first deaf rector in history. The text and film were inspired by the story of a Dutch artist and the child of Chinese immigrants. Dutch social workers advised her parents to speak to her only in the local language. Their lack of ability to speak the language forced the family to communicate with a very limited vocabulary. This situation is similar to the one faced by the deaf and the world they try to communicate in. The film touches on the life, struggle, cultural identity, and the pursuit to have sign language recognised as it's own fully recognised language.
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