Film maker Doug Roland has announced that he is working in association with the Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) on a film project featuring an actor who is deafblind. "Feeling Through" tells the story of the unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a man who is deafblind. The goal is to promote awareness of deafblindness through authentic representation in the media, by casting an actor with a dual sensory impairment in one of the lead roles. According to Mr. Roland, this will be the first time an actor who is deafblind will be featured as a lead in a film. The film will be a documentary chronicling the journey of that actor and the unique process of bringing this story to life. A national screening tour with both films accompanied by a panel discussion with prominent members of the DeafBlind community.
This is a crowd-funded project and Mr. Roland invites you to visit his website to learn more.