Power in our Hands


A film documenting the history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK

A feature-length documentary that combines the BDA’s archive footage with new interviews to reveal the hidden history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK. Beginning with rare footage from this little seen world, the film then charts the Deaf community’s campaign for equality, access and full recognition of British Sign Language.

Following a very successful film screening programme for 9 months in 2016, the BDA is impressed with the outcome. Our original target number was 10 film screenings in cinemas but we managed to achieve over 140 film screenings including Odeon, Picturehouse and many other small theatres. The feedback has been very positive and audiences connected with the film emotionally.

Power in Our Hands is available through on-demand streaming, on the British Film Institute’s BFI Player

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