Feeling Through

Doug Roland
Writer and director Doug Roland joins in a screening and discussion of his groundbreaking short film Feeling Through, about a teen wandering the New York streets and the bond he strikes with a deaf-blind man needing help home. In Robert Tarango, it features the first actor with both hearing and vision loss to play a big-screen lead.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio

It was a chance encounter with a deaf-blind man in New York City several years back that inspired filmmaker Doug Roland to write and direct Feeling Through, the story of a teen wandering the New York streets and the bond he strikes with a deaf-blind man needing help to get home. In Robert Tarango, it features the first actor with both hearing and vision loss to play a big-screen lead.

The Library screens the historic, 18-minute film and a short documentary on its making. Roland then joins members of the local DeafBlind community in a discussion.

Both films are open captioned. Attendees requiring an interpreter or listening device are asked to submit requests by Monday, August 5, via email to Beth.Jordan@hknc.org or by calling 913-677-4562

Co-presented by the Helen Keller National Center, Great Plains Regional Office.

Note: audio of the event does not include the film and documentary.