Maciej Adamek, 2016, 51 min (Polish with English subtitles)
*Winner Documentary Feature
Saturday May 6th, 4:30 pm
In Two Worlds, 12-year-old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is unusual, challenging, and surprisingly ordinary. Laura serves as a vessel of emotion and communication for her mother and father, playing the roles of mouth and ears, helping them with practical activities. In the film, she functions as a window into the habitual, everyday trials of the differently-abled, revealing the seamless rhythm created between her and her parents. We become witness to Laura’s adult-like sensibility towards her parents as it coincides with her youthful adolescence.
This documentary feature is a genuine capture of the intersection of two worlds; the converging of multiple perceptions and means of expression, the complications of which are diluted by the family solidarity.