Film – Thursday’s Children (1954)
Thursday’s Children is an Oscar-winning documentary by Lindsay Anderson and Guy Brenton about the Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. It explores how the children were taught to communicate using lip-reading and the ‘oral’ method, rather than sign language. Thursday’s Children anticipated the later Free Cinema movement, and Anderson’s if…., which won the Palme D’Or at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. The screening will be introduced by Dr Lottie Hoare (University of Cambridge), who recently published an article discussing the film and its relationship to the history of educating deaf children.
Tuesday, 12th November 2019, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm
Venue: The Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Building