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send back the echo

Director:

Jasmin Kent Rodgman

United Kingdom

2021

8'

send back the echo

“I beg of you to keep the matter of my deafness a profound secret to be confided to nobody, no matter whom…" - Ludwig van Beethoven
'send back the echo' is not an homage to the myth or legend of Beethoven. It is a journey inspired by a deaf musician. The composer's personal letters and memoirs reveal a human story of intense passion, fear and joy as he reconciled solitude and deafness with a deep love of nature and music.
These confessions, interpreted and narrated entirely in British Sign Language by deaf actor Vilma Jackson, are accompanied by music from the film’s director & composer, Jasmin Kent Rodgman. 'send back the echo' invites a moment of reflection on the otherness faced by the deaf community and by people of colour within music, culture and the arts. 

Showing in:

My Eye Is My Ear

15/01/22, 18:00

BFI Southbank