135 Silence in a Noisy World

Silence in a Noisy World (135)

16:00, Thursday 02nd July, Theatre B

  • Director: Katrine Philp (DEN)
  • Year: 2008
  • Run time: 29'
  • Format: DVCAM, PAL

The film takes place at a Christian Coptic deaf school in Cairo, Egypt.

The deaf school is a boarding school, and the children sleep and live there separated from their families. We follow Asma and the 1st class during their hard work of learning to speak and to do sign language. Many of the children attend the school at the age of four and have no language at all – except body language. They come from the very poorest areas of Cairo. The Coptic Church gives them a place to live, provides them with food, clothes and a possibility to communicate with the world around them. 


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