Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Marlee Matlin's new series, "My Deaf Family," now available on YouTube

Here's the description of "My Deaf Family" on its YouTube channel:

MY DEAF FAMILY is the story of Jared, 15 and his family, The Firls, who live and love like any family except that Jared is hearing and communicates using sign language with his deaf family.

This philosophy of signing versus speaking, between a hearing son and his deaf parents, is the driving force to the stories in MY DEAF FAMILY, particularly as Jared grows through his high school years and explores the hearing world outside of his home with cars, hearing friends and dating. The parents insist that being deaf is something to be proud of and it defines who they are; while dealing with a hearing world that too often insists that being deaf is a disability.