If you could make your deaf child hear, would you? That is the focus of Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury, an intimate, heart-rending true story about the Artinians, an extended family with deaf and hearing members spanning three generations. Together they confront a technological device - the cochlear implant - that can help the deaf hear but may also threaten deaf culture. For Peter Artinian and his wife, both of whom are deaf, a cochlear implant for their five-year old daughter Heather means a choice between the unfamiliar hearing world and the deaf world, a culture with its own unique language. Heather herself is avidly curious about the surgery. She is caught between her deaf parents and hearing grandparents as they argue about her future. Sound and Fury speaks loudly about the choices we make the battles we fight in order to be hear.
Peter Artinian Jr., Peter Artinian Sr., Chris Artinian, Emily Artinian, Heather Artinian, Mari Artinian, Marion Artinian, Nita Artinian, Tim Artinian, Susan Cheffo, Pat Chute, Diane Hajadamacha, Nancy Hajadamacha