History through Young Eyes: Interview with Susie Ovens

2015
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A Tu Kokiri student interviews Susie Ovens on her involvement with the infamous Deaf Sign Singers group.
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Susie shares her memories of being involved in the infamous Deaf Sign Singers group set up by Dulcie McKie, and their use of Total Communication. Susie says she knew that it wasn’t “natural signing” and the group relaxed during their breaks! Susie says that their performance had more of an impact on hearing audiences.

A project by Tu Kokiri Deaf students made with funding from the Albert-Eden Local Board, in collaboration with Auckland Deaf Society and edited footage from SignDNA.

Produced by:
Tu Kokiri students
Reference number:
SignDNA – Deaf National Archive New Zealand, ADS51-03-LS15