Inga Can Hear


TIFF Lightbox 4 Thu, May 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Latvia
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Latvian Sign Language
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
People with Disabilities & Disability Issues
Families & Family Relationships
Gender & Sexuality
Mental Health & Addiction
Northern Europe
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Kaspars Goba
Producer(s):Ieva Goba
Editor(s):Andris Grants
Cinematography:Kaspars Goba
Lelde Goba
Maris Maskalans
Sound:Markku Tiidumaa


As the only hearing member of her household, fiercely protective Inga has been the family's de facto sign-language interpreter since she was seven years old. Now entering her teenage years, Inga is craving an identity of her own, but fears letting down the ones she loves the most. In order to make the world more accessible and inclusive for deaf people, she knows she needs to continue her studies. But tempers flare when she decides to pursue secondary school far from her rural Latvian hometown. How will her family manage without her? How will she manage without her family? Inga Can Hear is a longitudinal coming-of-age story about finding yourself at the crossroads between two worlds and fearlessly choosing your own path. Nataleah Hunter-Young

The Changing Face of Europe program presented in partnership with European Film Promotion (EFP).

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