Catalogue Impact Days
De Garry Keane

This is a Quiet Love

This is a Quiet Love
Image du film This is a Quiet Love - FIFDH 2024

Seán, boxeur malentendant, doit décider s’il veut se faire retirer son implant cochléaire pour poursuivre son rêve de boxeur professionnel, même si cela signifie qu’il ne pourra plus jamais entendre la voix de sa compagne ou de son enfant. Un couple de malentendant·es de religion mixte, tombé amoureux pendant le conflit en Irlande du Nord, reflète une communauté restée unie au milieu de tant de divisions, en raison d’une langue et d’une culture partagées qui transcendent les différences religieuses. Kathy et Michelle, un couple LGBTQIA+, pensaient que leur parcours de fécondation in vitro serait le chemin le plus difficile qu’’iels parcouraient ensemble, mais planifier l’avenir de leur fille malentendante sera la plus grande épreuve de leur relation. Amy et Kevin entament un nouveau chapitre avec l’arrivée de leur premier enfant. Amy choisit de laisser derrière elle son monde d’entendant·es pour élever son fils entendant dans l’environnement en langue des signes de Kevin, le père de l’enfant. Produite par une équipe mixte de sourd·es et d’entendant·es, cette mosaïque d’expériences est magnifiquement entrelacée par le réalisateur Garry Keane, nominé à Sundance et sélectionné aux Oscars.

Section : Impact Days
Pays : Irlande, Royaume-Uni
Langues originales : langue des signes, anglais
Réalisation
Garry Keane (Irlande)
Production
Anne Heffernan (Irlande)
Sean Herlihy (Irlande)
Curious North Productions Ltd.
Durée
90'’
Statut de production
Dernière phase de développement
Finalisé en
Septembre 2024
Impact Statement
This is a Quiet Love aims to transform misconceptions about the Deaf community by authentically representing their experiences, while supporting training and employment for Deaf filmmakers. Allowing audiences a rare window into this largely hidden community can foster empathy, understanding and generate critical discussion around the message that societal barriers and attitudes create more challenges for Deaf people than their physical deafness. Deaf communities, even in many first world countries, have not had their sign languages officially recognised, meaning there is no legal requirement to ensure access to education, healthcare, the legal system or employment in sign language. This inequality is exacerbated by the lack of representation of Deaf people in the media, while Deaf filmmakers continue to be excluded from our industry.

We aim to foster empathy and greater understanding about the experiences and unique challenges facing the Deaf community worldwide, while creating training and employment opportunities for Deaf filmmakers in Ireland.
Impact Goals
  1. To tackle the persistent inequality and barriers to education, employment, healthcare and social spaces experienced by the Deaf community around the world by creating stronger connections between the Deaf community and wider society.
  2. Push for the recognition of sign language as an official language, through the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  3. Enable authentic representation of Deaf people in the media and create more opportunities for Deaf filmmakers in our industry.
  4. Champion the preservation of Deaf history and culture, which is currently under threat of being erased.
Impact Strategy
  • Making a film that authentically represents the Deaf experience and fosters empathy and understanding.
  • Raising awareness about sign language by encouraging audiences to learn phrases in their local sign language.
  • Creating meaningful dialogue between Deaf people and the wider public through post-screening ‘one to one’ sessions via a sign language interpreter.
  • Working with Human Rights and Deaf organisations to lobby for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to ensure access to public services, education and employment for all Deaf people.
  • Lobbying our industry to ensure access for Deaf filmmakers and creating a pilot training scheme.
  • Creating an archive of Deaf love stories by inviting Deaf couples to share their stories on dedicated social media platforms using the #QuietLove.
Contact
Contact principal
Anne Heffernan (Irlande): anneheffernantv@gmail.com

Organisations
Deaf Media Professionals – UK
Irish Deaf Society
Reach Deaf Services
Broadcasters
TG4 – Ireland

Funders and agencies
Screen Ireland
Screen Skills Ireland

Others
Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin – University

Organisations
Deaf Media Professionals – UK
Irish Deaf Society
Reach Deaf Services
Broadcasters
TG4 – Ireland

Funders and agencies
Screen Ireland
Screen Skills Ireland

Others
Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin – University