Finding Connection in The Parts You Lose: Framing Deafness in Visual Detail

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Title

Finding Connection in The Parts You Lose: Framing Deafness in Visual Detail

Description

Lauren Appelbaum discusses a new movie coming out, called The Parts You Lose. This film follows a young Deaf boy and his experiences in school and with his disability, while also exploring what it means to grow up. Though the producers, director, and crew were not Deaf, they strove to make the portrayal as authentic as possible, including casting a Deaf actor in the role and involving advisors to help maximize the accuracy. They also chose to use other Deaf students and teachers for the show, which helped with the authenticity as well. One of their biggest goals was to portray disabled people as people, with all that that entails. For them, part of this was making disabled people both the victim and the bully, showing a more full spectrum of disabled people. Overall, Appelbaum emphasizes all the different strengths of the film in its portrayal.

Creator

Lauren Appelbaum

Publisher

RespectAbility

Date

2019-12-19

Type

Web Article

Article Item Type Metadata

Media Disability

Deaf/HoH
Down Syndrome

Media Referenced

The Parts You Lose

Type of Media

Movie

URL

https://www.respectability.org/2019/12/the-parts-you-lose/

Author

Lauren Appelbaum

Author Disability

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Citation

Lauren Appelbaum, “Finding Connection in The Parts You Lose: Framing Deafness in Visual Detail,” Disability Media Archive, accessed March 3, 2021, http://mediadisabilityarchive.com/cms/items/show/35.