The Silent Child at the Oscars
It stars Maisie Sly, aged six, from Swindon, and Rachel Shenton, who also wrote the short film and tells the story of a profoundly deaf four-year-old called Libby, played by Maisie. She lives a silent life until a social worker, played by Shenton, teaches her how to communicate through sign language.
In her acceptance speech, Rachel used sign language and many have said it is a huge step forward for disability being represented in mainstream media.
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