Sound and Fury
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While most people would view the inability to hear as a handicap, there are a growing number of hearing-impaired individuals who regard themselves as a cultural minority whose rights should be respected as one would treat a member of any ethnic or religious minority -- and that includes the right to remain deaf if they so choose. The documentary Sound and Fury explores the culture of the deaf as reflected by the Artinian Family of Glen Cove, New York. Chris and Mari Artinian are parents whose daughter was born deaf. Newly developed cochlear implants would allow their daughter to have normal… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is not a film to watch passively."
‑ John Zebrowski, Seattle Times
"An example of what the documentary can accomplish at its most vital and engaging."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A film of striking emotional immediacy."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Takes us into a world most of us never get much thought."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Informative, well edited, and absolutely heartbreaking to watch."
‑ James Brundage, Filmcritic.com
"Extremely well-made (and evenhanded)."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The discourse that ensues over this issue is more entertaining, heartfelt, and insightful than what you'll find in any other film released in 2000."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"You might feel the nerves of your soul tightening."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Sound and Fury isn't the last word on the controversy, but it puts things in human terms."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Escorts us to a place we never knew existed, inviting us to observe familiar-looking people but see them through new eyes."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Powerful, insightful, important and emotionally wrenching."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"It doesn't beg for your emotions or sympathies--only for your attention and patience."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Intellectually absorbing and emotionally gripping, and it rather skillfully forces us to think about the 'blessings' of technology with a whole new kind of wariness."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Gripping, touching, and enlightening."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Very well balanced, and very emotional as well."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
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