Is this movie based on actual events or is it purely fiction?share
It is my belief that it is fictional however, schools like this were not un-common. From 1880 to around 1960's was known as the "dark ages" for deaf people because they were forced to speak and not learn how to sign. Though this movie does a good job of showing asl being used.
I am sure at that time life could have been hard in state schools for the deaf or blind. I know I have hard of many stories about harsh conditions in state run schools. Thank god I am too young and was mainstreamed I am legally blind myself.