Oscar Winner "The Silent Child" now available on BBC iplayer
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Oscar Winner "The Silent Child" now available on BBC iplayer

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Found 1st Apr
The Silent Child is a British short film written by and starring Rachel Shenton and directed by Chris Overton, and released in 2017 by Slick Films. It tells the story of Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl, who lives a silent life until a social worker, played by Shenton, teaches her how to communicate through sign language. The film won the Live Action Short Film category at the 90th Academy Awards.

Now available on BBC iplayer for 28 days.
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Very thought provoking. How on earth can a deaf child be expected to be able to cope in a school with no help! These children are going to get bored, cause problems, through no fault of their own, and then be labelled trouble makers Surely something MUST be done to help. Admittedly in this short film the parents do not help, especially the mother, with her attitude but I am sure this does go on in 'real life' not just the movies.
Also available:

Everything else on iPlayer...
I taped it from TV the other day, will watch when I have a speare twenty minutes (no grandchildren)
iPlayer is fantastic, love the documentaries
Will have a look
dabbit25 m ago

I taped it from TV the other day, will watch when I have a speare twenty …I taped it from TV the other day, will watch when I have a speare twenty minutes (no grandchildren)


Yes grandkids & spears don't mix
Must Watch....will download and see it. Perhaps another excellent eye-opener / tearjerker like the CarPool Autism song / film.
Edited by: "tomba" 1st Apr
The_Hoff3 h, 10 m ago

Also available:Everything else on iPlayer...


I highly recommend Civilisation.
The_Hoff8 h, 5 m ago

Also available:Everything else on iPlayer...


Whoosh ...
Raju_Chavda3 h, 34 m ago

This one ? Civilisation, 13. Heroic Materialism: …This one ? Civilisation, 13. Heroic Materialism: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074r72 Thanks for your help, @sJohnson23


Indeed - all thirteen episodes from 1969 are there, remastered into HD.
I watched it. Was very good. Felt for the two leads, which for such a short film, managed it well. Much better than some films Ive paid to see in the cinema.
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