1. A team of Deaf campers and staff from Deaf Film Camp 2014 produced this incredible version of Pharrell’s “Happy” in American Sign Language (ASL).
The two-week Deaf Film Camp at Camp Mark Seven in New York is for 13 to 16 year old aspiring filmmakers.
2. The music video was part of a project where deaf instructors taught campers to integrate ASL translation into a song and learn the art of dance choreography.
This video was translated and performed in ASL by Rosa Lee Timm, a deaf performance artist, and Azora Telford, an ASL interpreter.
4. Their amazing efforts paid off: The video has got more than 300,000 views since it was released two weeks ago.
“I think there are a lot of deaf kids out there who will see this video and they’re going to realize, ‘Wow, I can do that, too. I can enjoy music and be involved in movies,’” a 13-year-old camper from California Zahra Chauhan, told TODAY.com through an interpreter. “It just makes me feel really proud.”
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