Seeing Voices

Seeing Voices shows a world that’s often invisible to those who can hear – if only because there’s more sign than spoken language in this film. Intense images, informative and entertaining, make us sensible of different situations in life for which the deaf must develop special communication strategies. How do you communicate at a dancing class? What role does the hearing child of a deaf couple play? And what does the life of a deaf politician look like? (Lars Meyer, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Biography
DARIUSZ KOWALSKI, geb. 1971 in Krakau, lebt seit 1991 in Österreich. Studierte visuelle Mediengestaltung an der Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien. Mitarbeiter der Medienwerkstatt Wien und Kunstuniversität Linz. // Filme (Auswahl): Ortem (2004), Luukkaankangas – Updated Revisited (2004; CE’08), Elements (2005), Interstate (2006), Optical Vacuum (2008), Interrogation Room (2009; CE’10), Richtung Nowa Huta (2012; CE’12), Seeing Voices (2016, doc)
Local Artists 2017
Dariusz Kowalski
Austria 2016
93 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Martin Putz
Editing Dieter Pichler
Sound/Sounddesign Atanas Tcholakov, David Almeida Ribeiro, Stefan Rosensprung, Tong Zhang, Klaus Kellermann
Producer(s) Oliver Neumann, Sabine Moser (FreibeuterFilm, AT)
Verleih in Österreich / Austrian Distribution
Filmladen, Wien

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2016