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A documentary on the signs and gestures used by the deaf


Ishaare, an Indian documentary that was screened at a festival in Malta, Europe, is creating waves for the story it tells of the communication techniques that six deaf signers use with known people and strangers while travelling in Mumbai, including street vendors, co-passengers and friends..

Ishaare has two meanings - one is a Hindi for sign, and the other means gestures, in Hindi and Marathi. While there appears to be a commonality between sign language and gestures, both of them are different as well, which is the central theme of the documentary.

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