Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf
Video Review by Chris Wixtrom © 1999
Tomorow Dad Will Still Be Deaf & Other Stories
by Bonnie Kraft, Dawn Pictures, 1997.
VHS 90 minutes $29.95
Signed in ASL, Voice-Over, Closed Captioned
Producer: Joe Dannis; Director: Yoon Lee;
Storyteller: Bonnie Kraft; Interviewer: Ben Bahan
Dawn Sign Press
6130 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 800.549.5350 (M-F 8am-4pm Pacific Time).
Fax: 858.625.2336 (24 hr)
Need a laugh? How about a whole string of them? Get this video by Bonnie Kraft. She's a stitch! Having grown up as a coda (a hearing child of deaf adults) in a loving family with a large Deaf social circle, she was "raised in" the Deaf Club, where storytelling was a lifestyle and laughter a ready refreshment. There she was nurtured in the art of turning simple circumstances to humor. With her unique performing style, she gets a lot of mileage from stories of family mischief, clips of hearing people who are clueless about the Deaf, and other misadventures.
ASL Access volunteers picked "Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf" as the top favorite among original ASL literature videos in the ASL Access Video Collection. For more information about ASL Access, a non-profit organization which brings ASL videos to public libraries, see the ASL Access website: www.aslaccess.org.