Unheard Stories champion Deaf and Hard of Hearing lives

The Unheard Stories film festival aims to challenge misconceptions about people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

On 3 March, the Unheard Stories film festival launches a lineup of films focusing on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HoH) people. The event runs for one night, coinciding with World Hearing Day, and aspires to challenge misconceptions around the Deaf and HoH community.

This night of ‘unheard’ cinema has been arranged thanks to Soundfair, a non-profit committed to hearing equality. Soundfair has done important work on behalf of Victorians with hearing conditions for 90 years – but this is its first film festival. We spoke to Soundfair CEO Dr Caitlin Barr about the upcoming night.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports