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At the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN we organised a screening of the first documentary film about deafblindness, THE POWER OF TOUCH, which was made in collaboration with the outstanding director Jože Glažar. He invested a significant amount of his free time into creating the movie in order to increase public awareness of this marginalised group.

We are eagerly awaiting the broadcast of THE POWER OF TOUCH on Radio Television Slovenia.
It is the first documentary film in Slovenia about people with deafblindness, i.e. people with simultaneous hearing and vision impairment. Through the film, viewers learn about the lives of people with deafblindness, their needs and abilities, as well as the diversity of deafblindness and the strength needed to overcome everyday obstacles in one’s life. The film introduces the deafblind community that was formed more than 18 years ago – the Deafblind Association of Slovenia DLAN – and the importance of this community. People with deafblindness, as competent and respected interlocutors, present their life stories in the film, which are mostly filled with remarkable strength, patience and vulnerability. Individuals also reveal their abilities.

Touch plays a central role in the stories of people with deafblindness, through which they learn about the world, using their language – the language of the deafblind, which enables them to be understood and to understand. Creativity in its many forms is their way of expressing themselves and contributing to society. The creation of a deafblind community plays an important role in the quality of life of an individual with deafblindness and in successfully overcoming everyday obstacles.
Ljubljana, 28. 2. 2024