“Sign Gene”, the first movie of deaf superheroes  

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TRANSLATION FROM ITALIAN TO ENGLISH MADE POSSIBLE BY #SIGNGENE TEAM
“Sign Gene”, the first movie of deaf superheroes

The director and producer Emilio Insolera, is a well-known Italian activist born in Buenos Aires, profoundly deaf since birth. Insolera is also one of the authors of the first Italian Sign Language Multimedia Dictionary.

Dom, 17/09/2017 – 13:14

It’s called “Sign Gene” and is the first feature film that has brought a deaf superhero on the big screen.

Produced, directed and interpreted by Emilio Insolera, “Sign Gene” tells the story of Tom Clerc, a deaf with super powers connected with the use of Sign Language.

The plot is soon said: Tom, deaf coming from a deaf family from many generations and descendant of Laurent Clerc, a French scientist who brought the Sign Language to the United States almost two centuries ago. He is carrier of ‘SGx29’, a powerful genetic mutation and works for Q.I.A. (QuinPar Intelligence Agency) in New York City: a secret agency affiliated to the Pentagon, consisting of selected mutant agents. Tom can have superpowers only through the use of Sign Language. During a violent fight against an organization dedicated to the extermination of bearers of “Sign Gene”, 1.8.8.0, led by Jux Clerc, Tom’s brother, the latter loses his powers but perhaps the hope of recovering them is not all in vain.

The film contains several references to the history and culture of deaf and is an unique experiment of its kind, ranging between Japan, the United States and Italy.

Six are the languages ​​spoken in the movie: English, Japanese, Italian, American Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language and Italian Sign Language.

The director and producer Emilio Insolera, is a well-known Italian activist born in Buenos Aires, profoundly deaf since birth. Insolera is also one of the authors of the first Italian Sign Language Multimedia Dictionary.

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