"LOUD Love" is a tender probe into gay deaf parenting, growth and its occasional hurdles.
Following a seven-year long surrogacy process, gay deaf couple Alan and Brian finally brought their hearing twin babies home from India to New York. However, their journey through fatherhood meets new challenges when the increasingly rambunctious kids start screaming "you don't understand me" at them. "LOUD Love" is their story, a documentary about parenting, growth and its occasional hurdles.
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I hope “Loud Love” can demystify how deaf people live their lives—they are far from silent but very loudly buzz, pop and roar, and the fundamental basis of communication is not sound, but connection. I also wish to challenge the very limiting norms of parenting so that the society as a whole can recognize many types of personhood and parenthood.
A documentary filmmaker and a Brooklyn transplant by way of his native China, Bing Wang adores cinéma vérité and loves to investigate family, communication and identity topics. His feature debut, “The Ability Exchange” (2016), acclaimed as “a one-man band empathy engine” by Indiewire, explores disability and inclusion in an intimate American colleg e classroom. Bing is also known for his editing and other production skills which have been featured in “9-Man” (2015), “Complicit” (2017), “People’s Republic of Desire” (2018), “One Child Nation” (2019) and “The Ugly Model” (2019). MORE