Unseen footage from the British Deaf Association shows British Sign Language being used in the 1930s
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1930s sign language caught on film

Long lost footage documenting the deaf community's fight for civil rights is being shown in cinemas across the UK.

The British Deaf Association is marking its 125th anniversary with a film made from footage dating back to the 1930s which was rescued from a skip.

Power in our Hands, which covers the fight to have British Sign Language officially recognised, is being shown in Nottingham on Sunday and at cinemas across the country over the next month.

  • 27 Feb 2016