The Story

Seven years in the making, Louder Than Words, a feature length documentary film, follows two families as they deal with the struggles and controversy involved in trying to break the barriers between the hearing and deaf worlds for the benefit of their children.  It is the story of how the controversial procedure, the cochlear implant, has created opportunities for some deaf individuals but has also drawn the resentment of much of the deaf community.


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7 Years in the Making

This film began shooting in summer of 2008 by New Slate Films and director Saj Adibs and completed in the fall of 2015.  The journey began with the birth of Melissa Stark and continued to follow the family until her graduations into a mainstream school program. Tell me more…

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World of Sound
and Silent

We often take hearing for granted. See the journey of two families in the world of deaf and hearing.

6000000+
Deaf people around the world

We have a few DVDs and Blurays left over from our Kickstarter rewards and we are making them available for you to purchase. Limited Supply.

 

Images from the film

Jeffrey Stark

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Michael Stark

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Lucy Coleman

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Melissa Stark

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Rachel Coleman

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The Stark Family 2009

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Jill Stark

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Leah Coleman

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Michael and Melissa 2011

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 These are just a few screen shots from the editing room.  It’s pretty cool watching the kids grow up on film and how they’ve changed in the last 6 years.

A Films About Love and Family

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