Unheard Stories

The Unheard Stories Film Festival

Premiering for World Hearing Day at Classic Cinemas 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick, Victoria, and travelling around Australia, this unique film festival spotlights Deaf and hard of hearing storytellers to explore and celebrate the diversity of lived experience.

Hear Me Out (run time 9 minutes)

This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait.

The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson.

  • Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.

Deafying Gravity (run time 14 minutes)

Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am).

Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.

Amplify This! (run time 16 minutes)

Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary by Soundfair explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss.

  • This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.

We Hear You (run time 40 minutes)

We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss.

Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We Hear You was a winner at the Cannes World Film Festival 2021, this is an Australian premiere.

  • Tickets for the premiere are on sale now and future screening dates will be announced soon.
  • Find out more at: https://soundfair.org.au/unheard-stories/

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