1ST FEATURE FILM ABOUT BLACK DEAF CULTURE RELEASED!
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Ann Marie "Jade" Bryan is promoting her new work as "the first ever feature film about deaf black culture." Indeed, it is startling to see a new drama with a deaf central character ("Children of a Lesser God" came out nearly a quarter-century ago) and it is equally rare to find someone other than Tyler Perry making a contemporary film with African Americans as the romantic leads. Read more
New DVD release of feature film, "IF YOU COULD HEAR MY OWN TUNE!"
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ABOUT THE MOVIE
Set in NYC, Carefree Somalia (Sylvie Marc-Charles) seemed pretty content with life: Got a good-looking boyfriend, Zavier (Omar Jaslin) for a musician, is in school to become a fashion designer, got her own place, is extrovert, likes to hit up the clubs just to feel the music, and has her own circle of friends who accepts her for who she is. A recurring complication soon becomes an issue between Somalia and her boyfriend that bifurcate their relationship. Her relationship with Zavier is put to the test when every personal experience becomes communal.
The film underscores the integration of the relationship between the hearing and the Deaf communities as well as other cultures. We believe in integration and interaction that places strong emphasis in addressing communication barriers and toppling them. There are issues we would like to address for the lack of representation, inappropriate exploitations, and negative stereotyping and ineffective exposure.
|Working with Canara Price, the lead voice actor for the main character, Somalia|
Attendees waiting in line to buy tickets.Entertaining one of the guests, Rocco!Actresses Jubil Khan and voice actor, Canara PriceThe sponsors of the event, Mike Sorace and Sean O'BrienAttendees waiting for the opening of
IF YOU COULD HEAR MY OWN TUNE
Doing my welcome speech
Post Screening Panel discussion - Omar Jaslin and Evan Armbrister, actors for
If You Could Hear My Own Tune
Voice actors, Taina Elena and Canara Price and Omar Jaslin
Post screening party at the Apple Restaurant with Tamika Brooks
My family - brother, Andrew Bryan and sister, Marcia Bryan-Brown
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