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This Is What It's Like to Read Lips

Dec 31, 2015 | 488 videos
Video by David Fine

How do you use one sense to do the work of another? Can You Read My Lips? is a short film about the imprecise art of lip-reading based on the essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound,” by Rachel Kolb, who narrates and stars in the video. “ an inherently tenuous mode of communication,” she explains. “When I watch people's lips, I am trying to learn something about sound when the eyes were not meant to hear.” This film was directed by David Terry Fine and produced by Little Moving Pictures.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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A curated showcase of short films selected by The Atlantic