Oscar-Worthy ‘Sound of Metal’ Is a ‘Wake-Up’ to Deaf Culture

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

Amazon recently released a movie on their streaming service entitled “Sound of Metal.” The movie is about a heavy-metal drummer who rapidly begins to lose his hearing. In the past, able-bodied actors often played the roles of people with disabilities. However, in “Sound of Metal,” only actors who are actually deaf (or from a deaf culture) portray deaf characters.

This film helps emphasize the fact that deafness is not just a disability – it is its own separate culture.

Read the full article here: https://variety.com/2020/film/news/sound-of-metal-oscars-deaf-culture-1234850993/

Edited by Stephanie Stott, Staff Writer

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