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Voices from El Sayed


El-Sayed, a Bedoui village in the South of Israel, has the largest percentage of deaf people in the world, but for the people of El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap.
Salim, father of 2 years’ old Muhamad, has come to the decision to dramatically change his deaf son’s fate using the advanced medical process called the “Cochlear Implant Operation”. Salim’s decision threatens the village’s acceptance of deafness as natural as life itself.
“Voices from El-Sayed” follows the one year frustrating rehabilitation of Muhamad from the point of view of the deaf and offers an intimate dialogue with the deaf community of the village, a village that has neither electricity nor paved roads.

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