Open Captioned Cinema – Ayah and Faten at the movies!

Open Captioned Cinema – Ayah and Faten at the movies!


Oh my God I’m nervous! Okay, but we need to know what you’re going to ask us? (off camera) Yep, so I’m just going to ask you what is your name and you can sign if you feel more comfortable and then I’m going ask you, what did you think about this event, what did you think about the movie and then I’m gonna ask you one more Could I get you to stand a little closer together? Thank you. I’m going to ask you this question. What does social inclusion mean to you? Ok. Ok? Ok. Right ready? Yeah, ready, 3,2,1 let’s go what is your name? Hi my name is Ayah. Hi my name is Ayah. My name is Faten. (off camera) Um, what did you like most about this event? (confusion and laughing) who speaks first?! (off camera) you can go first! (Ayah) Well for me I’m hard of hearing, this is the first time I’ve come to the movies without any experiencing any issues at all. For once I get to enjoy the movies without having to worry about the device running down. I really liked everything about this event. (Faten) Yeh, I love this event I don’t have any problems, I’m hearing but I still loved it and I came here to support my friend because I believe our society needs to be more inclusive and I love the open captions, even I was fine with them and it helped me watch the movie as well. (Aya giggling) Can I still say more in my answer. (Fatah) yeh can we do like a rehearsal, delete that and she can go again. (Aya giggling) Can I still say more in my answer. (Fatah) yeh can we do like a rehearsal, delete that and she can go again. (off camera) You honestly did it so well I’m going to ask you another question because we might not use all the questions. Yeah, we’re not gonna like show the whole thing it’s just going to be snippets. (Faten) Ok, can we like not look nervous. You look great. (off camera) what does social inclusion mean to you? For me personally it has been a big deal for me. Because of identity . I come from a Muslim background, I’m born in Australia and I’m also hearing impaired. So for me, growing up I tried to fit in, tried to belong to the deaf community, the Muslim communuty, the wider Australian community. It’s been challenging but it’s always nice to be included in every way that possible. (off camera) What about yourself? Social inclusion mean to me being supportive of my friend (BIG cuddle) because that’s the reason I’m here. Because I’m not part of the deaf community I don’t know how it’s like and sometimes when you don’t have a disability you don’t know, but when you have friends like Ayah who teach you, like she’s made me so aware she always brings me along and I love it and I love supporting my friend and I believe we need to have a more socially inclusive community but it starts with us, everybody, it’s not just people advocating it’s people supporting as well. (off screen) Beautiful.

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