I love to watch movies and one of my favorite genres is documentary films. Documentaries today are much more interesting than those old war films we used to watch in history class! People often ask me for documentary suggestions so from time to time I’ll be posting mini reviews of some of my favorites. All of the documentaries that I’ll be writing about can be found on Netflix. Check your local library for these titles also because I found many of them there as well as on Netflix.
Sound & Fury
Two brothers struggle with how to deal with the option of “curing” their children from deafness in Sound & Fury. Sparks fly as the two families explore using the controversial cochlear implant, which has the possibilities of restoring hearing. As the cameras follow the two families, viewers are offered a unique view into deaf culture.
For me the most fascinating aspect of the film was not the debate over the cochlear implant, but the glimpse into the deaf culture. Regardless of the reasons behind each brother’s decision to use or not use the cochlear implant, the love that the brothers have for their children is obvious. After watching the film I found myself wondering what I would do if I was in their shoes, but there are no easy answers.
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