A Father’s Love for His Daughter

Horribly maudlin Thai life insurance commercial about a daughter’s embarrassment over having a deaf father. The father is portrayed as goofy and oblivious, and his daughter’s classmate stereotype him a intellectually disabled as well.

The daughter tries to commit suicide when Dad uses sign language in front of a boy. (The horror!). Dad rushes her to the hospital and pleads with the doctors to take his life in exchange, although how they magically understood him with no translator in sight is left as an exercise to the reader.

Now class, compare and contrast the attitudes about deafness expressed in this commercial with Trust Your Power.


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