Soundless

Soundless

Fei and her sister, Zhang Jing, are apprentice artists learning how to record the village’s history in beautiful calligraphy. Fei is an extremely talented artist, but Zhang Jing’s is losing her sight, making her work less refined. Many in their village are also becoming blind in addition to being deaf. The villagers only manage to survive by mining precious minerals and sending them down a zip line that sends up supplies in return...

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El Deafo

El Deafo

At four years old, Cece is rushed to the hospital by her parents and she is treated for meningitis. As a result of this disease, Cece loses the ability to hear. Because Cece has grown up speaking, listening, and hearing her parents decide to help her by getting her hearing aids and taking her to a special kindergarten where she learns to lip-read. She is later integrated into the regular school system and she uses the Phonic Ear, a hearing aid that she wears under her shirt and connects to her ears with cords, amplifying the voice of her teacher when they wear a special microphone. She’s thrilled to be able to hear the teacher and learn at school. Then she discovers that she has a newfound superpower: she can hear her teacher wherever they are in the school...

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