Recording Signs: The practices and ethics of filming signed communication
This Media Center event features deaf and hearing ethnographers and filmmakers who work in a variety of contexts around the world. It focuses on the practices and ethics of filming deaf signers, and in particular on the importance of researching and representing “outside of the box” modes of signed communication (such as International Sign , ‘natural sign’ in Nepal, gesture with or without co-speech, etc.) that do not fit neatly into categories of national or local signed languages. The event includes short clips from the panelists’ archives, as well as a discussion of the broader contexts in which these clips were created and, in some cases, made into films for wider dissemination.
Panelists include Mara Green (Assistant Professor at Barnard College and assistant director of Austin Unbound), Annelies Kusters (Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University and director of Ishaare and ethnographic film series This is IS), Erin Moriarty (Assistant Professor at Gallaudet University and director of #deaftravel: Deaf Tourism in Bali), and Sujit Sahasrabudhe (sign language teacher and researcher).
Panel languages are International Sign and English. Zoom transcription will be enabled. For additional interpreting, live transcription services (CART), audio description, and other accessibility requests, please contact email@example.com by March 8th, 2022.