1550 San Leandro Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
Rolf was the first child in Switzerland to receive a cochlear implant. After years of
pressure by institutionalized medicine and his parent to become a hearing person, Rolf
broke away and joined the deaf culture. Now he expresses his identity through sign
language; with friends, and on stage; Where he provokes as a slam poet.
The Forbidden Language is an emotional story about the obstacles facing deaf people in
a hearing world, and modern medicine’s attempt at the suppression of sign language.
3PM, 5PM & 7PM
Admission – $5 at door CASH ONLY