Leda Maliga has announced a documentary about cochlear implants. Her film Pilar will be screening at two festivals in April. It is a portrait of her sister and follows her over eight years starting months before she was implanted with a cochlear implant. It covers the operation, the day they activated the device, and the years of learning to use the implant.
The film will screen on April 24 at 3pm at the Artivist Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater and on April 25 at the Newport Beach Film Festival (time TBD) It will be screening with other hearing theme related films at both festivals, including What’s Bugging Seth.