Sunday, September 11, 2011

Preservation of the Sign Language - 1913

Country: USA
Language: American Sign Language
Release Date: 1913 (USA)
Stars: George Veditz
George Veditz, one-time president of the National Association of the Deaf of the United States, outlines the right of deaf people to sign instead of speak. Deafened by scarlet fever at the age of eight, Veditz was one of the first to make motion-picture recordings of American Sign Language. Taking care to sign precisely and in large gestures for the cameras, Veditz chose fiery biblical passages to give his speech emotional impact.

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