27:36 min, 2017
Language: ASL with English Audio Narration and Descriptive Video
Director: Tiphaine Girault
Co-Director: Jonathan Poulin-Desbiens
Editor: Michael McGuire
Audio mix: Ray Gould
ASL to English voiceover: Paula Bath, Carmelle Cachero
Project mentors: Catherine Joell MacKinnon, Jason Theriault
Filmmaker/Guest in attendance
Christine Roschaert goes by the name Coco, and is proud to be a Deaf and Blind person. In this documentary, Coco talks about her experiences growing up as a Deaf child, and being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a disease that would eventually lead to her blindness. Despite the many challenges she faces, Coco’s story is one of perseverance and positivity illustrated by her adventures volunteering abroad to promote and empower the DeafBlind community.
This documentary was created through SAW Video’s Spark Lab program (Ottawa) in partnership with SPiLL/PROpagation. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Fondation des sourds du Québec. Many thanks to Christine Roschaert for her participation in this documentary.