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Voices from El-Sayed

Directed by: Oded Adomi Leshem
75 Minutes, 2008, Documentary; Other Israel Film Festival

In the Israeli Negev desert lays the Bedouin Village of El-Sayed. No hearing aids can be seen because in El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. The tranquility of the village is interrupted by Salim El-Sayed’s decision to change his deaf son’s fate using the Cochlear Implant Operation. Salim’s decision is evoking great conflict in the village threatening the tradition of coexistence between deaf and hearing.


Director: Oded Adomi Leshem

Producer: Itay Ken Tor

Producer: Liran Atzmor

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem

Editor: Aya Somech