Touring The Festival Circuit
“Seen & Heard” is making the international festival rounds! It started at the end
of May, in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where it was nominated at the Yorkton Film
and Video Festival in the “multicultural under 30 minutes” category and was up
for the Kathleen Shannon award. This summer, the series is an official selection
at the Melbourne Webfest where it will be screened July 18-21 down under, and
at the Sicily Webfest where it will unspool August 8-11 on the isle of Ustica. And in the fall, our series will have its US premiere at the Minnesota Webfest September 26-29.
We’re excited to be a part of these prestigious festivals!
You Can Now Watch Our Series Worldwide!
If you can access YouTube, you can now watch our exciting, touching series from anywhere on the planet!
For Canadian viewers, catch it at www.cbc.ca/seenandheard
For viewers worldwide, see the 8 part series on CBC’s YouTube Channel !
Filmed in English, American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ), ‘Seen & Heard” follows the adventures of a troupe of Deaf and hearing actors and stage crew mounting a unique Deaf-themed version of “The Little Mermaid”. Many of the cast and crew have little or no theatre experience, and most of the Deaf actors use Langue de signes québécoise (LSQ) and don’t know American Sign Language (ASL) or English. But the biggest struggle happens in the wings of the theatre, where the norms and values of Deaf culture can clash with those of the hearing world. Will the players be able to unite for show time?
And We Are Launched!
“Seen & Heard” can now be ….well, seen and heard in a big way! For Canadian viewers, our eight part documentary series has an online home on CBC at www.cbc.ca/seenandheard
For worldwide viewers, you can also watch it on CBC’s YouTube Channel.
The series follows the members of Seeing Voices Montreal, a unique mixed Deaf and hearing theatre group mounting a Deaf-themed adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”.
And it turns out, nothing is easy! Many of the cast and crew have little or no theatre experience, and most of the actors use Langue de signes québécoise (LSQ) and don’t know American Sign Language (ASL) or English. There are the day-to-day challenges the Deaf cast and crew face navigating the hearing world. But the biggest struggle happens in the wings of the theatre, where the norms and values of Deaf culture can clash with those of the hearing world. Will the players be able to unite for show time?
A Sneak Peak
More About The Series
Seen & Heard is a CBC Arts web series following the ups, downs, and showstoppers of Canada’s unique mixed Deaf and hearing theatre troupe. As they put on a new Deaf-themed adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”, the hearing cast and crew gets a window into the Deaf world. Meanwhile, the film follows the Deaf and hard of hearing cast and crew as they navigate in a world that largely doesn’t realize that they exist.
As the play comes together, a complex and intimate documentary will unfold that demonstrates the culture clashes, creativity, ingenuity and spirit of a group uniting in their passion to share their art with all audiences.