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The Land and The Sea

An audiovisual poetry film showing the creative scope of Sign Language Poetry (Sign Art)

A film by Jessica Docherty featuring British Sign Language poet Tania Allan signing her work ‘The Land and the Sea’, which uses the Scottish folklore of the selkie wife as a means of exploring themes such as oppression, deaf culture, deaf community, sign language and communication.

Please note, the closed captions on this video are intended to be English descriptions to enable a viewer who does not use British Sign Language to better understand the content of the poem. They are not the English translation of this BSL poem.

Now & Next is co-funded by BBC Arts and Screen Scotland

Release date:

2 months left to watch

4 minutes

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