In rural Nicaragua, Dulce Maria and her brother Francisco are deaf adults without any language–spoken, written, or signed–until Tomasa, a deaf sign-language teacher, arrives determined to teach them their first words. "A Life Without Words" (2011) was directed and shot by Adam Isenberg, who was present for the screening.
There was a reception in the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive 6:00-7:00 p.m. prior to the screening at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ASL interpretation was provided. A Q&A with director Adam Isenberg, Tessa Bent (Speech & Hearing Sciences), Rob Loveless (Speech & Hearing Sciences American Sign Language Program), and Jonathan Risner (Spanish & Portuguese) was hosted.
This event was free and open to the public. Open captions and ASL interpretation were provided.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, the Department of International Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, the Department of Linguistics, and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice.