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LBPD Friday Afternoon Audio-Described Films
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The SFPL Library for the Blind and Print Disabled invites you to join us for an audio-described film, followed by a discussion.  The  selection for June, Dogs and More Dogs, was produced by the award-winning science filmakers at NOVA for PBS. 

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Film Description from the Nova Website:
Where do dogs in all their amazing diversity come from? Tradition says that thousands of years ago someone tamed a wolf pup, thus creating the first of our best friends.  But many scientists disagree. On "Dogs and More Dogs," NOVA goes to the dogs—and to leading researchers—to find out the truth.Narrated by John Lithgow, the program ranges from a wolf research facility in rural Indiana to the Westminster Dog Show in New York's Madison Square Garden. NOVA makes a fascinating detour to the city dump in Tijuana, Mexico, where viewers get surprising insight into the origin and evolutionary strategy of our canine companions.Why show Audio Described films?A Blind or partially sighted person cannot enjoy a feature film without relying on someone to whisper the visual aspects of the movie in his or her ear.  Audio-described films allow visually impaired to enjoy movies independently because they include a second soundtrack that describes the sets, costumes and any visual cues that the director uses to establish place, create mood and foreshadow events.Join us for a movie followed by a discussion about the film and the effectiveness of the audio-descriptions.Sighted people are welcome.  If you find it distracting to listen to the descriptions while watching the movie, you might try closing your eyes. Please note that we must request noise be kept to a minimum during the film so people can hear the descriptions.Unfortunately there currently is no option to include closed captioning for the Deaf and hard of hearing with audio description in most of these movies.

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