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A poignant drama that explores some of the challenges faced by the deaf community.


Meg Ozaki’s short drama ‘Tina’ is a powerful and poignant exploration of the challenges faced by people who are deaf in their romantic lives. The film centres around the hard-of-hearing character Tina who finds herself confronted with hostility and ignorance from her date after cautiously disclosing her disability.

Despite its short runtime, the film manages to capture the emotional complexities of Tina’s situation, showcasing her courage, resilience, and despair in the face of an unkind and unfeeling world. The narrative is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching as Ozaki unites agony with empowerment.

The cinematography by Ed Lin is excellent, with great attention paid to lighting and post-production. The film’s aesthetics perfectly complement the somber tone of the narrative, making for a visually stunning and emotionally impactful viewing experience.

‘Tina’ is not only a powerful work of cinema, but it is also an essential film in raising awareness about the challenges faced by the deaf and hard of hearing community in our society. Through its humanizing portrayal of Tina, the film promotes empathy and understanding, making it a must-watch for anyone who wants to be a better ally and advocate for the deaf community.

Overall, ‘Tina’ is a highly recommended short film that conveys its message through its exceptional storytelling and impressive production values. A worthy watch.

Tina Short Film


Runtime: 5 min
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