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See What I Mean

Television (Full Length) – 1992

See What I Mean is a documentary about people with a hearing impairment, and those who identify as deaf. It tells the stories of a family who were all born deaf, and a journalist who began to lose her hearing in her twenties. It features footage of deaf community events including rugby, an education meeting and socialising at the Deaf Club. This was the documentary that first presented the idea of 'Deaf Culture' on New Zealand television, relating it to protest activities by the American deaf community. The film was directed by Shirley Horrocks (Kiwiana, The New Oceania).

Key Cast & Crew

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Shirley Horrocks

Director, Producer, Writer

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Roger Horrocks

Writer, Research

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Miranda Harcourt


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Graham Ridding

Post-Production Sound

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John McNicholas

Additional Sound

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David Madigan

Additional Sound

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Produced by

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Made with funding from NZ On Air