This three-volume DVD series presents classic childrens' stories in sign language with each one being told in American Sign Language (ASL) by a master storyteller. Each volume includes five fairy tales and as an added bonus, one of the tales is told twice. The first is the classic story while the second is the way the story would have been told if Deaf persons had created the tale.
Legend of the Mountain Man, set in picturesque Montana, features a typical, dysfunctional family of five. The father who has been at odds with his parents for many years decides to send his three children to his parents' ranch for the summer. The children unexpectedly encounter a creature, one that has never been seen nor recorded in history books. Viewers accompany the children on their journey as they navigate the family's past and try to reconcile...
Gives a brief view of the emerging deaf identity. It traces the development of American Sign Language and focuses upon some of the individuals who have contributed to the evolving heritage of deaf people in America.
Illustrates how the traditions and values of a people are passed on through the humor, tales, games and personal stories of deaf individuals.
One of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known short stories. Classic tale of how past abuse and cruelty can continue to haunt us and to rule our imaginations. The cat is gone, but does this sense of guilt and remorse come from outside or from within? The story has been told in American Sign Language by master story-signer Patrick Graybill.
One of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known short stories. Chilling story of prolonged torment and torture during the Spanish Inquisition. You've been left alone in the dark? Or reaching out into the darkness ... are you really alone? The story has been told in American Sign Language by master story-signer Patrick Graybill.
Explores the deaf individual's search for cultural identity. Among those sharing personal experiences are a Cuban imigrant, a deaf-blind man, an American Indian, a black woman, a lesbian, a gay man, and a senior citizen.
One of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known short stories. Story of the literal and figurative decline of the Usher family and its once-stately mansion. Is the remaining heir truly mad or does the house really have a life of its own? The story has been told in American Sign Language by master story-signer Patrick Graybill.