On October 13, 2011, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of “Deaf Jam,” at the Missouri History Museum. In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet – creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

Nine Academy Community Producer, Marcos Chu recorded these two personal stories after the screening.

You can learn more about the Nine Community Cinema film series at:
http://www.ninenet.org/community-cinema

You can learn more about the film, “Deaf Jam,” by visiting:
http://www.deafjam.org/


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