• IDA Documentary Awards

    Best Writing Nominee
  • Int'l Labour Film Festival

    Best Feature
  • Puerto Madryn Int'l Film Festival

    Special Mention - Women in Focus
  • Tandil Cine Film Festival

    Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing
  • Vancouver Int'l Film Festival

  • Buenos Aires Int'l Documentary Film Festival

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Spanish with English subtitles Spanish language audio description available *

Charo Mato’s autobiographical documentary is a poignant exploration of her life journey. Diagnosed with bilateral sensorineural progressive hearing loss in first grade, she became fully deaf by 23, opting for cochlear implants against her parents’ wishes.

The film, structured around eight stories, seamlessly weaves childhood memories, scientific explanations, and poetic reflections on life and language. Mato uses the documentary as a personal processing tool, resulting in a beautiful and highly intimate celebration of the experiences of those with hearing loss.

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About the Director
Charo Mato is an Argentinean filmmaker who studied Image and Sound Design at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA). She has been a fellow of the Sundance Documentary Film Program, Talents Buenos Aires, and RespectAbility Entertainment Lab.

Nominated in the 38th IDA Documentary Awards for Best Writing with her first documentary, 8 Stories About My Hearing Loss, which is supported by INCAA, INCAU, and Sundance Institute.

Notes on Film

“My deepest motivation since I started thinking about this nonfiction film is intrinsically linked to my personal experience as a hearing-impaired person immersed in a family with several hearing-impaired people including my father. One of the issues that 8 Stories About My Hearing Loss deals with is the different ways that people with a hearing disorder develop to be able to communicate and live in society.

My goal is for the audience to feel the experience of loss and recovery, which will always be focused through sound as it is heard by hard-of-hearing people, in order to understand the importance of language, inclusion, and diversity.”

– Charo Mato, Director