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8 Stories About My Hearing Loss film image, director Charo Mato

8 Stories About My Hearing Loss

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Canadian Premiere

Diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural progressive hearing loss in the first grade, Charo Mato became fully deaf by the age of 23, and received cochlear implants against her parents’ wishes. Structured with eight distinct stories and questions, Mato’s autobiographical documentary flits between childhood stories and digressive memories, the scientific and medical explanations of hearing loss and implants, and poetic ruminations on the nature of life and language. Mato uses the film to process her own experience, interweaving home videos of her childhood with the stories and lives of people she’s interviewing for the film, and exploring the stories and lives of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing while resisting a monolithic experience. A beautiful, highly personal film processing and celebrating the experiences of those with hearing loss.

 

Q&A Oct 4 & Oct 6

Director
Credits
Country of Origin

Argentina/Uruguay

Year

2021

Language

In Spanish with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
86 min
Women Directors

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Credits

Executive Producer

Charo Mato, Eugenia Olascuaga

Producer

Charo Mato, Eugenia Olascuaga, Valentina Baracco

Screenwriter

Charo Mato

Cinematography

Tomás Ridilenir

ANIM

Juan Cavia, Juan Pablo Sandoval, Roxana Vazquez

Editor

Camila Muhafra

Original Music

Maximiliano Silveira

Director

Charo Mato headshot, 8 Stories About My Hearing Loss director

Charo Mato

Charo Mato is a filmmaker who studied Image and Sound Design at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA). She has been a fellow of the Sundance Documentary Film Program and Talents Buenos Aires. Her first documentary, 8 Stories About My Hearing Loss, is supported by Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA), Instituto Nacional del Cine y el Audiovisual del Uruguay (INCAU), and Sundance. The film premiered at the Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival (FIDBA) and won best film at the Construir Cine – Festival Internacional de Cine Sobre el Trabajo (International Labour Film Festival).