Tobias was one year old when his parents had to deal with the news: his son was born deaf. Their first reaction was to lower expectations in relation to his future, as if he were destined to live isolated from society.

The documentary observes an adult Tobias from his father’s eyes: the boy who has grown and is now a safe man, who studies at the University, who works as a teacher of sign language and who dreams of being a father with his partner. “Deaf Child” is an intimate portrait of a life full of challenges, hopes and support. As Tobias says with gratitud “I am deaf man from the heart”.


Awards and festivals

  • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, Audiencie Award, 2017