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NTID’s Morpheyes Studio releases the first episode of “Deaf Identity” on YouTube

Film poster for "Deaf and..." Episode One. Free on YouTube.com/@morpheyes on 02.24.2024

Morpheyes Studio, which was founded by NTID five years ago, is proud to announce the first episode of our docuseries about Deaf culture. “Deaf And…” is now available to stream FOR FREE on the Morpheyes YouTube channel!

The episode titled “Deaf Identity” features many RIT/NTID alumni, and we are thrilled to share their insightful discussions and interviews with our community and beyond. You can find a short description of the series and first episode below.

“Deaf And…” is a dynamic celebration of American Deaf culture from the perspectives of 18 deaf
scholars and creative professionals. This docuseries aims to be a transformative work that brings recognition of Deaf culture into the mainstream as a cornerstone of the larger American community–neither to be cured nor eradicated, but respected and celebrated. The first episode, “Deaf Identity,” explores the vast diversity of experiences in our Deaf communities and the journeys we take to find confidence in who we are as Deaf individuals.

Please enjoy our first episode and share the link with your friends, family, colleagues, and anyone else you think will benefit from the discussions!

You can also check out videos about our first award-winning short film, “INSPIRED.” 

Thank you for supporting deaf filmmakers and artists by watching and sharing our work. We are thrilled to see the rise in Deaf representation in mainstream media, and we hope you enjoy the content we create.

All our best,
Morpheyes Studio

Morpheyes was created to help young Deaf artists develop their filmmaking skills in an accessible space. It is one of the only programs of its kind in the United States and is funded in part by JustFilms, under the Ford Foundation. You can learn more about how to support our team here.


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