A movie, titled "The Transfer Leaves", was produced in commemorative of the 60th anniversary of establishment of the Japanese Federation of the Deaf. A preview of the movie was held in Tokyo on March 28, 2009.
Kentaro Hayase, a Deaf man, directed the movie last year. The theme was about the life of a Deaf man who fought against discrimination. The opening of the movie to the public is scheduled for the middle of June this year in Japan.
Eriko Imai (25), a hearing singer, attended the preview along with Hayase and others concerned. In the movie she acted the Deaf man's hearing girlfriend who supported him.
Imai said in sign language, "In the movie, an important thing for living is drawn". She is striving to bringing up her son Raimu (4), who was born Deaf.
Her Imperial Highness Akishinonomiya Kiko (42), the wife of the Crown Prince's brother, was invited to attend. She is familiar with sign language.
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