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Release Date: October 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Cousins Heather and Peter Artinian -- ages 6 and almost 2, respectively -- are deaf. Their condition could be changed by a cochlear implant, a device that stimulates hearing. The benefits are obvious, but this documentary focuses on why the children's families face a tough decision. There are concerns about how the device will change the recipient's relationship with deaf culture and whether there can ever be a true connection between those who hear sounds and those who hear only silence.

Director: Josh Aronson

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Next Wave Films, Aronson Film Associates, WNET Thirteen, FilmFour, Public Policy Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Growing up, Sacrifice, 2000s, Family, Gripping, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Rarely does a movie combine so much genuine human drama with such vivid exemplifications of "identity politics" and other sociocultural issues. show more

  • Riveting tale of family dynamics packed with as much drama, conflict, and poignancy as the best feature film.

  • A documentary with the emotional power of the very best in narrative film. It has characters impossible to forget, moments impossible to shake and an ending that leaves the audience both moved and rattled. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)