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SENYAS: Deaf culture and life with Filipino Sign Language in Manila: Film and Discussion
Film - Documentary | January 20 | 2-4 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Berkeley Disability Lab, Hearst Field Annex (HFA) Room D-1
Soya Mori; Maria Tanya de Guzman
UC Berkeley Disability Studies
UC Berkeley Disability Studies will be screening SENYAS, a documentary short film about deaf culture, life, and Filipino Sign Language. Filmed in Metro Manila, it follows the life of a Deaf woman. The film will be followed by short presentations and discussion between Prof. Soya Mori who is a Visiting Scholar at UCB and Ms. Maria Tanya de Guzman who is a Pinay Deaf leader in the Bay Area. Prof. Mori will give a short presentation on the legal and institutional facilities on women with disabilities in the Philippines and Ms. de Guzman will discuss the status of Deaf women in the Philippines from her viewpoint as founder of the Filipino Deaf Womens Health and Crisis Center.
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