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Senses
Two women friends, one blind and the other Deaf, must be resourceful and work together to defend themselves against an unwanted intruder. This tense thriller from filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham is memorable and chilling.
Money & Ducks
In this sophisticated action comedy told in sign language, a woman police officer interrogates a drug trafficker about a missing box linked to a mafia network throughout Spain and Chile. What is going on with the rubber ducks, and are things really what they seem?
Millstone
Daniel Durant (CODA, “Switched at Birth”) stars as half of a married couple that has recently experienced the tragic loss of a child. As grief consumes their lives, they desperately seek help from a therapist whose experimental methods may be the only thing that helps. It soon becomes clear, however, that there is more to this therapy than meets the eye.
Tarneit
Tyrone and his best friend Clinton both live in tense, sometimes abusive, family situations and share a close bond because they are both Deaf and long to escape their chaotic circumstances. One day, an unexpected opportunity presents itself.
The Participant
A man, who is known only as “Number 79,” takes part in an experimental drug trial. While under the influence of the mysterious new drug, Number 79 embarks on an experience that he will not soon forget.
Dr. Voxoff's Sign Language School for Hearing Children
What if history was reversed with sign language being the norm and oral hearing people being persecuted and oppressed? In this innovative dystopian story, filmmaker Matthew Gurney turns the tables between the Deaf and hearing worlds to imagine an alternate reality that carries lessons from the past.
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Things are not always what they seem in this imaginative collection of six distinctive thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


This program's in-person screening at NWFF takes place on Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. Get in-person tickets here!

Virtual, In-Person, and Hybrid Festival Passes are also available.

Two women friends, one blind and the other Deaf, must be resourceful and work together to defend themselves against an unwanted intruder. This tense thriller from filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham is memorable and chilling.

  • Year
    2023
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Language
    English, American Sign Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Subtitle Language
    English
  • Content Warning
    Adult, Racism, Violence
  • Note
    ID: A poster for “Senses” with the title in blurred white text across the top, superimposed over a black and white image of two women in silhouette, with a red person on a platform between them. White subtitle above the title: “Things aren't always what they seem.” Additional film details in white, including a R-rating logo is across the bottom.
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  • Director
    Alyscia Cunningham
  • Screenwriter
    Alyscia Cunningham