BBC See Hear Weekend 2015

BBC See Hear Weekend 2015

Season

Please note: this season finished in Oct 2015

Celebrating sign language and the deaf community on screen

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.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Preview: Marie’s Story

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Preview: Marie’s Story
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2015
Film
The inspirational true story of Marie Heurtin, a deaf and blind girl born at the turn of the late nineteenth century, featuring a spellbinding performance from deaf lead actress Ariana Rivoire.

Being Deaf on Screen

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Being Deaf on Screen
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2015
Film
From the early silent movies to today’s Oscar winners, deaf characters have starred on the silver screen. Which have been the best and worst portrayals of deaf characters on screen?

Make Your own signing Morph with Aardman

BBC See Hear Weekend 2015
Make your own signing Morph with Aardman
Please note: This event took place in Oct 2015
Workshop
Make and animate your own signing Morph with an Aardman animator and learn how iconic clay character Morph got his start on Deaf television programme Vision On in the late 1970's.

Doctor Who: Preview + Q&A

 Classified 12  S   BBC See Hear Weekend 2015
Doctor Who: Preview and Q&A
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2015
Film
A preview of Episode 3 of the new series of Doctor Who and followed by a Q&A with actors Sophie Stone and Zaqi Ismail, producer Derek Ritchie and director Daniel O’Hara.

See Hear Shorts

 Classified 15  S   BBC See Hear Weekend 2015
See Hear Shorts
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2015
Film
Deaf Zombies, Deaf Kisses, Deaf Singers, Deaf Lovers, Deaf Dancers. Experience a selection of new short films on the big screen starring deaf characters and sign language.

Deaf TV: Past, Present & Future

 Classified PG  S   BBC See Hear Weekend 2015
Deaf TV: Past, Present and Future
Please note: This was screened in Oct 2015
Film
From Sign on to Vision On, from See Hear to the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust – come to this session to get an insight into deaf television past, present and future – including some never before seen clips from the archives.

DIY Filmmaking Weekender

BBC See Hear Weekend 2015
DIY Filmmaking Weekender
Please note: This event took place in Oct 2015
Workshop
Are you a young deaf person aged 18-24? Interested in picking up the skills to work in television? On this free two-day workshop, you’ll get to prepare for a shoot, to operate broadcast equipment, and edit using the latest software, with support from a leading deaf filmmaker.