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The Sign for Love

Iris Ben Moshe & Elad Cohen Israel / 2017 / 75 mins / Hebrew & Israeli Sign Language with English subtitles / Documentary

“Profoundly intimate, funny and heartwarming.”
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Elad Cohen’s hearing family have never accepted his Deafness. In this achingly honest first-person tale, Cohen shares his journey to fatherhood and reconciliation with his family. Deaf Israeli Elad Cohen has felt guilty about being deaf since childhood, when his mother told him “raising you is like raising three kids”. After his mother’s tragic death, the divide between Cohen and his family only widens. Craving the stability of a family of his own, he decides to have a baby with his Deaf best friend Yaeli, but both are unprepared for the realities of being new parents. The charismatic Elad documents his own story using the camera as a diary, painting a deeply affecting and occasionally hilarious portrait of disability, parenthood and the complexities of balancing the two.

This film is unclassified – restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

VICTORIAN PREMIERE

FESTIVAL SELECTION
São Paulo International Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival 2018

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udience Award, Docaviv 2018

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