October 11: “Deaf Jam” @ Community Cinema | Free, PBS Independent Lens Series

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Deaf Jam
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 6:00pm | FREE

Community Cinema | University of Oregon Portland Campus
Turnbull Center on Floor 3R of the White Stag Block
70 NW Couch St | Portland, Oregon
More info: http://journalism.uoregon.edu/turnbull/events/community-cinema 

In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a Deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two young women embark on a hearing/deaf collaboration, a performance duet that is a metaphor for the complex realities they share – generating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.

All Community Cinema films take place on the second Tuesday of each month in the George S. Turnbull Center on Floor 3R of the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St.

About Community Cinema:
Community Cinema is a public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Screening events feature dynamic opportunities for audiences to discuss timely social issues and learn how they can get involved locally.