The 2021 Sundance Film Festival saw the release of the highly anticipated movie CODA, a drama about a deaf teenager struggling to find her place in the world. The movie has been praised for its representation of the deaf community, and it features an all-deaf cast.
Leading the cast is Troy Kotsur, who won this year’s award for Best Supporting Actor. Kotsur, who is deaf, plays the role of the father in the movie. He is joined by Daniel Durant, who plays the son, and is also deaf. British actress Emilia Jones was cast as the lead, and she spent six months studying sign language to prepare for the role.
The movie has been praised for its accurate portrayal of the deaf community, and for its use of deaf actors in the lead roles. This is a huge step forward for representation in Hollywood, and it is hoped that it will lead to more opportunities for deaf actors in the future.
CODA is a powerful movie that has been embraced by both the deaf and hearing communities. It is a testament to the talent of the deaf actors, and to the hard work of the filmmakers in casting an all-deaf cast. It is a movie that will be remembered for years to come.