Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


Through Ellen’s Ears

Eleven-year-old Ellen doesn’t speak with her voice but with her hands. She uses sign language because she is deaf. Ellen has to decide which secondary school to attend. She doesn’t want to go to the boarding school for the deaf like other deaf children, she would much rather go to an ordinary school or to the school for the hard of hearing, just like her best friend Myrthe. But will she be admitted there? And what kind of challenges does the world of the hearing bring along?

Production notes

Title in Original Language : Door de oren van Ellen
Director : Saskia Gubbels
Year : 2011
Length : 18
Age limit : S
Format : DCP
Producer : Albert Klein Haneveld
Production Company : Hollandse Helden