Posted 12 Oct 2011
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of "Deaf Jam" as part of Community Cinema Monday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock."Deaf Jam," a film by Judy Lieff, explores the beauty and power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry. The film follows deaf teen Aneta Brodskis bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. Longing to explore and fully participate in the hearing world, Brodski, an Israeli immigrant high school student living in New York, dives into ASL poetry, a vibrant three-dimensional art form where body movements convey meaning. Utilizing high-energy music, animated graphic text and other innovative techniques, "Deaf Jam" illuminates ASL poetrys extraordinary potency and power.The screening will be held at Roosevelt Thompson Library, located at 38 Rahling Circle in Little Rock. A community discussion will be held following the screening. Additional information is available by calling AETN at 800-662-2386 or visiting www.aetn.org/engage.Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through films produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.The mission of UALR Public Radio is to deepen insight into the human experience, empower decision-making and enrich the lives of those we serve through quality news and cultural programs. UALR Public Radio operates two radio stations in Little RockKUAR FM 89.1, which broadcasts news, jazz and cultural programs including national programming from NPR, and KLRE 90.5, which broadcasts classical music.The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).