Silent Odyssey – Premiere Screening / Trailer
The First Feature-Length Documentary Film on Filipino Deaf Culture
September 20, 2008
Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
UP Film Center Theater, Diliman, Quezon City
The Silent Odyssey trailer:
What they say about Silent Odyssey
“Silent Odyssey captures the cry of the Deaf soul through an intricate tapestry of image, sound and color – indeed a poetic documentary that only Miranamedina can create.”
PROF. THERESE BUSTOS, Special Education Area, University of the Philippines, Diliman
“I have to admit that many issues tackled in the film were new to me. So, in that sense, the film has accomplished its purpose on introducing what is happening in the Deaf community in the Philippines…”
JUNKICHI FUJIOKA, Reporter, Manila Shimbun
“Silent Odyssey is simply unbelievable in its quality and unmatched expressiveness in outlining the life, struggles of the Deaf and the Deaf history in the Philippines. Mirana Medina’s excellent film will capture the hearts of every movie watcher and celebrates the expressiveness of language without a voice.”
RAPHAEL TORRALBA, Journalist, WITHNEWS
“Silent Odyssey shows who Deaf people are and what they want.”
ANA KRISTINA ARCE (Deaf), President, Benildean Deaf Association
SILENT ODYSSEY (110 minutes, subtitles in English) was produced by Miryad Visyon in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Lingap-Pangarap Foundation, Inc.
The Premiere Screening of Silent Odyssey was sponsored by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (DLS-CSB SDEAS) and UP Special Education Council.
Proceeds of the film went to the Deaf Scholarship Fund of DLS-CSB
to provide access to tertiary education for more Deaf Filipinos, to Miranamedina’s next advocacy film on special children and to projects of UP Special Education Council.
(Note: SILENT ODYSSEY received the Honorable Mention Award for Best Documentary Feature last March 2010) from the District of Columbia Association of the Deaf (DCAD) during the 3rd DC Film Festival, formerly ASL Film Festival in Washington, DC, USA
Silent O continues to travel around the country to advocate for the cause of Deaf Filipinos.