On April 11, the Columbia Public Library will screen "Deaf Jam," a documentary which follows Aneta Brodski, a Deaf teenager living in Queens, New York. At school, Aneta learns American Sign Language poetry. She and her fellow students gradually find their inner voice in the poems they create. Aneta’s world opens up as she is tantalized by the possibility of competing in a poetry slam with mostly hearing competitors.
Following the film, students from MU’s American Sign Language classes will perform their interpretations of hit Broadway songs and today’s chart toppers.
This screening is part of the Columbia Public Library's monthly film series, Center Aisle Cinema. Learn more about upcoming films at www.dbrl.org/films.