Sign: A game about being understood

  • Sun Oct 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kathryn Hymes
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Sign is a freeform game about being understood. It’s also about building a language through play. Nicaragua in the 1970s had no form of sign language. If you were deaf, you had simple gestures with a trusted few, likely nothing more than a form of pantomime you negotiated with your family to meet basic needs. In 1977s, something happened. Fifty deaf chilren from across the country were brought together to an experimental school in Managua. Without a shared language to express themselves, the children did the only thing they could — the created one. In Sign, we follow a small piece of their journey.

Tags: Language, Play, Deafness, Silence

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