Thursday's children

United Kingdom, 1955

Film
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Academy award winning documentary by Lindsay Anderson and Guy Brenton about the problem of educating children who are born deaf, and stresses the mutual trust and spontaneity of expression that deafness gives these children in compensation. Narrated by Sir Richard Burton, the Royal School for the Deaf in Margate is used to demonstrate how children must first be introduced to the idea of words, understand when words are spoken and to reproduce sounds they cannot hear. A masterpiece of sensitivity and dignity.

Credits

production company

Morse Films

World Wide

co-director

Guy Brenton

Lindsay Anderson

Duration

00:19:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010923

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Deaf - Education

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children, Deaf

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children, Deaf

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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