#HappyEaster2022 #Easter2022 #HappyEaster #Easter #EasterSunday As you survive the pandemic, you would have seen the good and the bad. Hopefully, we learned from all that, and saw what was most important. “Both Sides Now” composed by Joni Mitchell (a recurring theme in this site in 2018-2019, haha) , and a theme in the 2021 film CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)

#HappyEaster2022 #Easter2022 #HappyEaster #Easter #EasterSunday As you survive the pandemic, you would have seen the good and the bad. Hopefully, we learned from all that, and saw what was most important.

“Both Sides Now” composed by Joni Mitchell (a recurring theme in this site in 2018-2019, haha) , and a theme in the 2021 film CODA (Children of Deaf Adults)

Background of the scene (all visual materials from the producers of CODA, used here non-commercially for academic purposes):

“Gloucester, Massachusetts.  As a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and the only hearing person in her family, high school senior Ruby Rossi always has a lot on her plate. Indeed, trying to juggle back-breaking work on her father’s fishing boat, schoolwork, social life, and the family’s expectations can be too much for a teenager. But do her parents know Ruby loves to sing? When Ruby signs up for the school choir, singing becomes a passion, and suddenly, the talented young girl finds herself at a crossroads: should Ruby spread her wings and follow her dreams, or should she keep fighting everyday battles as a member of the proud Rossi clan?” (from the IMDB  crowdsourced synopsis)

     The parents think “music is rude” as they find themselves out-of-place in the audience of school concerts (where the condition of the hearing-challenged are not taken into consideration). When Ruby, who has been performing in the school choir,  informs them that she plans to audition for a scholarship in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, a private school, they discourage her from pursuing her dreams.

      Ruby, accompanied by her supportive music teacher in high school (played by Eugenio Derbez) ,

Eugenio Derbez in CODA, image from the producers of CODA, used here non-commercially for academic purposes

went to the audition by herself.  As she was about to start, her parents and brother, who all dislike going to music halls, sneak in at the balcony to see her sing.

They won’t be able to hear a note she sings, or a word she says,

but they’re there …

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