A Marriage Between the Deaf and the Hearing
Taiwan / 1997 / Color / Video (Hi8, mini DV) / 18 min

Director: Chen Mei-lin

Chen Mei-lin

Works as a computer programmer at a TV station. She became deaf after being given an inappropriate fever medication as a child. In 1997, she attended the Visual Media Training Workshop for Deaf People, conducted by Full Shot and commissioned by the Association of Deaf People. A Marriage between the Deaf and the Hearing is her first work.

A young deaf man marries a hearing woman, but the couple has trouble communicating with people around them. The man's younger sister, Chen Mei-lin, who is deaf, filmed the marriage of her brother and his wife for this piece.

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