“Deaf Women, Tell Me/Femmes sourdes, dites-moi”
RT: 40 minutes | CANADA | Langue des Signes Québécoise, English Subtitles | Genre: Documentary | Directed by: Marie-Andrée Boivin
These women attended the first and only school before 1973 (closing year) that welcomed deaf girls from Quebec and New Brunswick. Since 1851, the Sisters of Providence directed the Institut des sourdes-muettes de Montréal (Montreal Institute for Deaf-Mutes). This generation of deaf women all know each other in Quebec. They share a common history and a common language. They have told me their stories and now they are telling them to you.