‘Silence, the Cochlea’ is an attempt to bring hearing impaired people under the spotlight and to attract people’s attention to the problems facing the deaf.
‘Silence, the Cochlea’ is competing in ‘New Look’ section of the 38th Fajr Film Festival _ the festival’s section dedicated to directorial debut feature films.
“The deaf are only being regarded during one week of the year that is dedicated to hearing impaired people. With this film, I want to raise people’s understanding of the deaf,” Dezfoulizadeh said at a press conference during the 38th Fajr Film Festival.
He also added that, “Cochlear implant technology entered Iran in 1992. It is part of the story in the film and many hearing impaired people want to undergo the operation.”
Hanieh Tavassoli, Mehran Ahmadi, Mohsen Kiaee and Pedram Sharifi are the main members of the cast.
Tavassoli and some members of the cast were compelled to learn sign language for their parts in the flick.
The team also plans to run a special screening of the movie for the deaf in the future.