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The Woman from the Bubble

Directed by: Netta Loevy
59 Minutes, 2007

“I know you from TV,” says Khaled, a deaf Palestinian, to Lee Dan, an Israeli sign language interpreter, when he meets her at an army checkpoint. Lee laughs. She’s got this special ring to her laugh which sometimes even deaf people can pick up. Hearing people, too, know her from the small “bubble” on the TV screen, translating programs into sign language. Outside the bubble, Lee goes on interpreting for deaf people in various situations: at school, in court, in therapy, even in the delivery room. The film goes into the bubble, and tells the story of people like Lee, who live between silence and sound.


Director: Netta Loevy

Editor: Omri Zalmona