Making Noise in Silence
(19 minutes) South Korea/USA
Director/Producer: Mina T. Son
Making Noise in Silence explores the richness and complexities of deaf culture from the perspective of two Korean high school students who attend the California School for the Deaf in Fremont. Born and raised in South Korea, Jeongin Mun and Min Wook Cho have strong ties to their Korean heritage and learned Korean as their first language. However, what separates Jeongin and Min Wook from most children of immigrant families is that they are also deaf. When their families moved to the United States, their deafness automatically put them into an entirely separate cultural group with its own language, customs, and history.
Mina T. Son is an award-winning Korean American documentary filmmaker whose films have screened at several prestigious film festivals and museums including the National Gallery of Art, Margaret Mead, Mill Valley, and Cinequest. She is a two-time Student Academy Award Regional Finalist and her other awards include Best Short Documentary at the San Diego Asian Film Festival and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. A recent graduate of the MFA Documentary Program at Stanford University, Mina is a recipient of the 2010–11 College Art Association Professional-Development Fellowship in the Visual Arts.
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