Deaf Film Festival held in Tokyo attracts 1,500 people

Symposium in the Tokyo Deaf Film Festival 

April 16, 2017

For three days from April 7, the first film festival related to the Deaf community as its theme was held in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.

Mainly twelve documentaries by Deaf persons as an actor or a director were shown, attracting about 1,500 audience.

Besides, the French short film that introduces the works of a Japanese Deaf photographer named Inoue Koji, the comedy titled "Still Here" played by British Deaf  actors and others were introduced. Also Inoue's photograph exhibition and workshop were held.

The Film Festival was organized by two Deaf women. They said that they hoped to held such an event regularly in future and also to provide the place to train the Deaf persons who aim at movie making.

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