‘Feeling Through’- Movie About DeafBlind Man Nominated For Oscars

The movie ‘Feeling Through’ about a DeafBlind man has secured an Oscar Nomination. Watch our latest video to learn more.

The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced live by Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas. This year, there are two movies that have surprisingly been nominated for the Oscars. The Movie “Feeling Through,” has been nominated for Live-Action Short Film. It is an 18-minute film about - A late-night encounter  between a teenager and a man who is DeafBlind in New York city leading to a profound connection. The character of the DeafBlind person has been reprised by an actor named Robert Tarango.  Robert Tarango is Deaf man with Usher's Syndrome. Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin and Interpreter Jack Jason are among the executive producers of the film. 

When the nomination for the film was announced, Marlin posted a video on Instagram celebrating the nomination. Another movie called “Sound of Metal” was nominated for Best Picture and in 5 other categories as well. There is controversy with the casting for the film’s two lead roles because they are hearing men who act like deaf characters. Movies or any projects about Deaf, DeafBlind or any other disability must have appropriate representation in the form of Deaf / DeafBlind actors, editors, producers, directors and other skilled individuals. This helps the stories become more authentic and connects the audiences to the movies. It is also a great platform that gives such artists an opportunity to showcase their talents.