Hear This!| 15mins
Director: Soulaima El Khaldi | Producer: Albert Klein Haneveld
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Netherlands
Tristan (10) and his family live in Kudelstaart, Netherlands. Their family is an unusual one because both Tristanâ€™s parents are deaf, while Tristan himself can hear just fine. Tristan is great at talking to deaf people, but other people find it difficult or sometimes even uncomfortable being in the company of deaf people. This stands in the way of Tristanâ€™s father becoming the coach for Tristanâ€™s football team. The club says his father can never be a good coach. Tristan thinks that is nonsense. His father is a brilliant football player; he even plays for the Dutch national team for the deaf. Tristan is confident that his Dad would make a good coach and that his team members would feel the same way if he were just once given a chance to prove himself.