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5-2=7 is a documentary that aims to immerse into deafblindness, a sensorial disability very little known, but that affects more than 3000 persons in Catalonia.
What is their story? Have you ever asked yourself how they perceive the world? How they overcome the challenges in communication? In an eminently audiovisual world, the deafblind people live through their imagination and the interpretations of touch perception. Their hands are their connectors to everything that surrounds them.
The protagonists of 5-2=7
5-2=7 takes us on a journey through the eyes of the deafblind people themselves. Here they explain about their daily challenges, they express their needs and abilities, and describe how deafblindness have changed their lives.
In one of his first interviews, Carlos, one of the protagonists, told us the following: “when they diagnosed me with retinitis pigmentosa, I looked at myself and said: “And now what?” I was worried. I had a group of friends whom I was gradually getting away from. Because of fear. Fear of myself. I felt weird. "
Isabel, with Usher syndrome has explained how the communication with other people has got much more complicated as her condition has gradually worsened.
Before, I could speak sign language with another person within my field of vision, but now I need that person to be next to me, I need to touch their hand in order to understand what they are telling me. Communicaton is very difficult.
The documentary includes testimonies from other deafblind people, as well as from the people around them, those who accompany them in their day to day life.
What is our goal?
We aim to make a documentary to raise society's awareness of deafblindness, to stop it from being seen as a strange thing. And to show that deafblind people have their own features regarding communication and mobility, but that with the right tools they can do many things.
5 -2 = 7 takes us into the world of deafblindness through the deafblind people themselves so that we all can become aware of their condition and not least stop their daily struggle from being submerged in a world of silence and darkness.
Why do we ask for your collaboration?
MultiSignes is an audiovisual production company specialized in accessibility with a great social vocation. The idea of 5-2 = 7 was born some time ago. Little by little we have been making some of the recordings and interviews that will be included in the documentary. But the budget rules, and every time the piggy bank was emptied we had to leave the project on standby. Until now, that we have decided to finish it once and for all, because 5-2 = 7 deserves to become a reality.
People with deafblindness live in no man's land. Their sensory disability is little known, which makes them an invisible collective.
Help us make them visible and give them a voice. Join us at 5-2 = 7 and help us make it possible!
About the perks
You will receive a perk for your contribution. It can be your name in the final credits of the documentary or an invitation to the preview of the documentary together with a coctail after the projection.
And since our goal is to raise awareness about deafblindness, some of our perks will also include ways for you to experience it closely. From sign language courses to an experimentation workshop where you can experience the sensations of being deprived of sight and hearing.
List of perks:
• Your name in the final credits of the documentary
• An invitation to the preview
• An invitation for a cocktail after the screening of the documentary
• The DVD of the documentary
• A basic sign language workshop
• A sign language course
• An awareness and experimentation workshop on deafblindness
• Your logo in the final credits of the documentary
• Spot announcement before the screening of the documentary
The workshops will be held in Girona and / or Barcelona, depending on the volume of people.
Head of the project 5-2=7 is Anna María Martín and David Riera, co-founders of the production company MultiSignes (celebrating their 10th anniversary 2018) and co-directors of the documentary. Anna María has worked as an interpreter for blind and deafblind people for 20 years and David has a long experience in the audiovisual world. They lead the production team, filled to the brim with enthusiasm to carry out this project.
Your contributions will be spent in the following way:
For the making of the documentary we have planned a total cost of 12 thousand Euros. The production company has already contributed with 7 thousand Euros. With the 4 thousand Euros that we intend to achieve with this campaign, we will be able to finish the recordings and postproduction, as well as pay for the communication and dissemination that is being done for this campaign, and not least for distribution to festivals and televisions after the finalization of the documentary.
Your contributions will allow us to finance a third of the documentary. And they will be distributed as follows:
• Finance your perks - 19%
• Make the final recordings - 12%
• Post-production of the documentary - 24%
• Making the documentary accessible (subtitling, sign language and audio description) - 10%
• Disseminate the documentary (festivals and platforms) - 35%
• December 2018 - February 2019: Finalization of the recordings.
• March 2019 - May 2019: Post-production
• July 2019: Preview of the documentary in Barcelona and distribution of perks
• December 3, 2019 (International Day of Disability): Preview of the documentary in Barcelona and Girona.
You can find more information about 5-2 = 7 and MultiSignes in our social networks. Join us!