The BBC and See Hear invite you to celebrate all things related to sign language and the Deaf community in film and television in this series of screenings and workshops over one weekend at Watershed.
The BBC is a world leader in providing content for Deaf and hard of hearing people. It was the first broadcaster to create teletext subtitling and create a dedicated programme for sign language users. See Hear – BBC Bristol's flagship programme is now in its 35th series and continues to set the standard for diverse on-screen portrayal of deaf people in mainstream factual and drama programming. There’s a little something for everyone in this year's programme; from Morph model-making workshops for kids and families, to DIY filmmaking workshops for 18-24yr olds with award-winning filmmaker Bim Ajadi. With exciting shorts programmes and a look back at Deaf representation on-screen, as well as special previews of the acclaimed Marie’s Story starring Deaf lead actress Ariana Rivoire not to mention the highly anticipated return of The Doctor.
All tickets are free. You can book your tickets in advance. Please note that you need to pick up your ticket on the day at least 20 minutes before advertised start times.
All screenings are subtitled and feature sign language. All presentations and Q&A sessions will include live speech to text transcription and a sign language interpreter. All of our cinema auditoria are fitted with induction loop systems.