Døvefilm (Deaf Film) – Danish Sign Language TV programme is under threat

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Døvefilm under threat

GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP DEAF TV LIVE IN DENMARK – SIGN THE PETITION – TAP HERE (Note: some Danish language included)

On Thursday, 31 August, the Danish government presented its proposal for next year’s ‘Finance Act 2018’. The financial bill does not allocate money to the world’s renowned Døvefilm in 2018 and the following years. This means that Døvefilm must close permanently on 31 December 2017 and will not be making any more accessible television programs.

See one of their local news report ‘DR’ in Denmark – “Deaf film loses million grants on finance law” (with English translation).

Today over 4,000 Deaf people in Denmark have appreciated staying informed and entertained by Døvefilm with sign language since it was established in 1963 with public support.

The Danish Deaf community and politicians may have to find money elsewhere for the Døvefilm to return to the Finance Act and continue. They would need at least £881,000 (DDK 7.2 million Danish Krone).

They NEED YOUR AND EVERYONE’S SUPPORT from worldwide by signing their petition to urge the Danish Government to reconsider and to keep Døvefilm live.

SIGN THE PETITION – TAP HERE (Note: some Danish language included)

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