This 50-minute DVD showcases the original works of renowned Deaf poet Ella Mae Lentz as she gives passionate expression to personal and social observations in exquisite American Sign Language (ASL).
Through the powerful imagery and rhythms of ASL, Ella creates an intimate portrayal of both her own life's joys and challenges and her community's bonds and clashes. This DVD is ASL poetry meant to be savored, becoming more potent and meaningful with repeated viewing. Students and admirers of ASL will be enriched and educated with these poems, which guide viewers to fully appreciate the nuances and messages in the performances. [Ella Mae Lentz; (2006) DVD: 50 minutes; voice over; English subtitles; closed captioned; Region-free disk]