A single film with two stories of love and awakening between a deaf woman and a hearing man
Utah Film Center is excited to announce the next screening in our Black, Bold & Brilliant film night series, Compensation, showing Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00PM. Please join us for this empowering portrait of deaf culture in the Black community. We’re also featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with the director regarding her 20 year history with this groundbreaking work after the movie.
Compensation is the first feature by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis (Cycles,A Powerful Thang, Spirits of Rebellion: Black Independent Cinema from Los Angeles). It presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability, and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication.
We’d love for you to join us and hope you’ll forward this email to your community and allies so they can participate as well.
Tickets are available here
Good Film Makes Better Humans,
Community Outreach Assistant
Utah Film Center connects people, stories, and ideas through film, artist support, and media arts education.
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