2022 Indy Film Fest

Only I Can Hear w/ Das beste Orchester der Welt [The Best Orchestra in the World]

Expired June 26, 2022 3:59 AM
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In search of a home between two disparate worlds, young women explore their unique identity as CODA — Children Of Deaf Adults.


Home video footage shows Nyla as a happy, healthy baby, laughing and learning to say “mama.” But at the age of 15, she struggles to fit in among her school peers and at home being surrounded by her loving family. Jessica thinks she will spend more time in the future in the hearing world as part of her growing process. Because of this, she is afraid of losing the world of Deaf and the sign language that is part of her identity. Mackenzie feels trapped in the cycle of a “double life”, and Ashley carries the burden of an often mistreated community on her shoulders.

  • Year
    2022
  • Runtime
    53 minutes
  • Language
    American Sign Language, English, Japanese
  • Country
    Japan
  • Premiere
    Indiana
  • Director
    Itaru Matsui
  • Screenwriter
    Itaru Matsui, Nancy Guerin
  • Producer
    Mayu Hirano
  • Cast
    Nyla Robert, Jessica Weis, McKenzie Edwards, Ashley Ryan
  • Cinematographer
    Heath Cozens