Deaf Countries

Root Event

Schaufenster in die Stadt Videorama
Deaf Countries
1. 5. to 31. 5. 2012
JO 2009
Deaf Countries, Eyad Hamam, 2009
© Eyad Hamam, 2009

Sign language across the Arab World has been recognised and documented. Many efforts have been made to unify sign language used in individual countries, standardise the language and spread it among members of the deaf community and those interested. Such efforts produced many sign languages, almost as many as Arabic-speaking countries, yet with the same sign alphabets. The same can be applied to the results of the different political positions of the Arab countries. The film presents the Arabic country names in Jordan’s local sign language.

Eyad Hamam, JO 2009, 2 min