Over the Bank Holiday weekend we had some very special guests, Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton, the writer and director of the Oscar winning The Silent Child.
Rachel and Chris first came to The Light Cinema Bolton back in 2017 for the first ever Bolton Film Festival, which they won. We were only the second film festival/ cinema to show this incredible short film.
The Silent Child is Rachel and Chris’ passion project and was funded solely by crowdfunding. The film follows a deaf four-year-old girl named Libby who lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her to use sign language to communicate.
Since then, The Silent Child has won 25 international film awards and now sees Rachel and Chris revisiting places that supported their cause while raising awareness for deaf children and the difficulties they face in mainstream schools.
We feel beyond privileged to have welcomed Rachel and Chris back to The Light - we even held their Oscar too!