Dear Hearing World
Dear Hearing World is a short film directed by Adam Docker, based on Raymond Antrobus’ poem by the same name. The film blends Raymond’s spoken words with music and deaf actress Vilma Jackson’s powerful and thought-provoking performance in British Sign Language with striking urban London scenes.
This important work calls out ‘audio supremacy’ and asks us to acknowledge the deaf protagonist’s defiant indignation at their treatment by the hearing world.
The poem Dear Hearing World is partly inspired by Danez Smith and is from Antrobus’s critically acclaimed debut poetry collection The Perseverance.
CreditsWritten and spoken by Raymond Antrobus
Performed by Vilma Jackson
Directed, filmed and edited by Adam Docker
Producer & Colourist Ces Terranova
Sound & Music Design Enos Desjardins