ERGONOMICS FOR DIANA
Dir. Marcos Machado Loría. Documentary 2012. Country: Costa Rica. 52min.
Topics: Hearing loss, Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Family Studies, Latin American Studies, Education and Learn, Biology, Sound, Film Studies, Central America, Costa Rica,
Synopsis: In Diana's family, hundreds of members have inherited a particular hearing loss known as Deafness of Monge. At only 9 years old, Diana is one of them and therefore, must now use hearing aids to feel the sound again. However adapting to these devices is not easy. She watches the way in which her relatives are living with the same problem and she realizes that the only way to overcome this, is finding her own sound ergonomics.
“The documentary highlights the values of Costa Ricans, highlighting the most universal of Latin American values: the family” - Vilma Liella López, producer
Festivals/Awards: Costa Rica International Film Festival (Best Director, Best Documentary Film, Best Soundtrack, Best Editing), Film Festival of Portugal, Ícaro Central American Film Festival, Guatemala (Special Jury Award), Havana Films Festival N.Y.