Deaf Jam (2010. L. Burman-Hall; E. Hollander)

Teams joining link

Deaf Jam (2010. Linda Burman-Hall; Eli Hollander). The film centers on the experience of Aneta Brodski, a deaf teenager living in Queens, New York, who becomes immersed in the dynamic form of American Sign Language poetry. When Aneta meets with Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet, the two begin to collaborate, creating a new form of poetry that gains recognition in deaf and hearing communities alike.

GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Trinity 2021


3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 2 and 4)

Online - the joining link will be listed above.

Convened by Paola Esposito and Serena Alagappan (

The GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group explores the extent to which film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After watching selected clips, we discuss a film’s content and approach, and interrogate its capacity to support the analysis of issues relating to illness, crisis, health and wellbeing. This term we focus on the theme of ‘impairment’.

After a brief introduction to the film, a link will be provided to all participants to watch film segment/s online (up to 40 mins). After the viewing, we will regroup for discussion and/or Q&A.