Audible review – American football film makes a noise about deaf culture

Ten years ago, director Matt Ogens was shooting an ad campaign involving high school football teams. One of them was from Maryland School for the Deaf. Ogens was already aware of the school – he grew up within 30 miles of the place and had had a deaf best friend since he was eight years old – and he stayed in touch in his directorial capacity for the next decade, feeling that “there was a bigger story to tell”.

The result was shot last year, pre-pandemic, and arrives on Netflix in the form of Audible, a 38-minute documentary about [...]

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