‘CODA’ showing at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall

MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State University Department of Special Education and MSU Diversity Council is showing the Academy Award winning film “CODA” on Sunday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.

“One of our goals in the special education department is to bring awareness to diversity and inclusion,” said Erica Bailey, special education instructor. “This film shows the daily barriers to communication that Deaf people face and the marginalization they experience within society.

“The film also gives a rare glimpse into the unique experience of CODAs, who find themselves negotiating both hearing and deaf communities. As a CODA myself, I grew up with a different experience than most, and it’s valuable for our community to understand and gain perspective of others’ experiences.”

CODA, an acronym for child of deaf adult, refers to an individual who is hearing and has d/Deaf parents. The film “CODA” stars Emilia Jones as Ruby Rossi, a teenage CODA and the only hearing member of her family, as she attempts to help her family’s struggling fishing business while pursuing her dreams of becoming a singer.

“CODA” had its world premiere on Jan 28, 2021 at the Sundance Film Festival, where Apple acquired its distribution rights for a festival record of $25 million. The film was released in theaters and through Apple TV+ streaming on Aug. 13, 2021 and has won numerous awards.

The film viewing is open to the public and will conclude with a question-and-answer session with Bailey.

For more information, Bailey can be reached at erica.bailey@MinotStateU.edu.

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Published: 03/30/23   

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