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Germany, 2011

Production : KHM - Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln / Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Programmed by Luc-Carolin Ziemann


English, French



Louisa is twenty-three when she has to face the fact that she can’t hear anymore. All her life she has tried hard to be like everyone else. Communication, a constant fight of lip reading, ever fearing to fail. Louisa starts studying sign language and learns to find her own ways. Against all seemingly odds, she decides not to get a hearing implant, and finally decides to move out from her parents.

Tënk's opinion

Louisa studies at the Hamburg University, loves music and is outspoken and eloquent. But at 23, she has to face the fact, that she has become deaf. Little by little, she decides to dive into the new world in front of her. The deaf community welcomes her with open arms, she learns sign language, decides against a hearing implant and moves out from home. This coming-of-age documentary — shot on 16-mm Material — accompanies a strong woman in an important time of her life. The film plays with montage, music and sound to help the audience feel what it could mean to hear nothing. An absolute empowering view on a young woman who insists that not just her, but the world must change too.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Curator, author and film educator

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