Handscape

Yi-Ru Chen
夏青
2019
China
19 min

The Horse Hospital

17 September

Friday

8:50pm

Xia Qing has a hearing impairment and a deep love of dancing. When a rare opportunity arises to join a dance company, he seeks his mother’s approval by using the silent language of his fingertips.

Yi-Ru Chen

Yi-Ru Chen is a film director, artist, and poet who is an advocate for the education and art of sign languages, and an active member of the deaf communities in Shanghai and New York. She graduated from NYU Tisch of School of the Arts with a major in Film and Television Production.