Vilma Jackson – Triple Oppression
Introducing the inspirational work of the award-winning Deaf performance artist Vilma Jackson. Having collaborated on numerous successful productions in the past, Triple Oppression is her eagerly anticipated debut piece as a writer and producer. Bringing her own emotional life experience to the piece, we see her express this journey in a deeply personal visceral way.
• Powerful Performance Piece
A Deaf woman’s struggle to fit in socially, racially and professionally. How does she try to overcome all these barriers in order to get to her dream destination?
Vilma’s personal performance charts the issues faced on her journey and how certain barriers were challenged. It is a story of defiance, independence and positivity for those who have been oppressed or discriminated against.
Vilma says, “I would like my passion and life experience to inspire the audience and provide a positive role model for some of today’s younger generation.”
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The full film will be shown on Thursday, 13 August 2020 on her platforms.
Adam Docker (Red Earth Studio) says, “Vilma is an inspiring role model for the Deaf community and has a powerful message that we can all learn something from.”
Alan Reed (ELREM) says, “Powerful performance piece by an excellent artist, Vilma Jackson. She has captured the balance between informing the audience of serious societal issues and providing an inspirational message.”
‘Triple Oppression’ was funded by the Art’s Council Covid-19 relief fund.
Vilma Jackson studied Performing Arts at Harrow College and also trained in the Meisner Acting Technique. It has led on to a successful 11-year career, including; film, stage, television drama, music video, public service broadcasting and theatre. Her work portrays the natural enthusiasm for life Vilma displays every day. Vilma thrives in rich and diverse roles that demand an emotional connection from the artist. As in all trades, Vilma’s craft has developed over the years to the point now where she is writing, producing and editing her own creative projects. Her back catalogue includes BBC See Hear, Red Earth Studio, ‘Dear Hearing World’, other projects and Woman’s Hour – ‘Her Ghost’.
Critically acclaimed ‘Dear Hearing World’ is a short film directed by Adam Docker, based on Raymond Antrobus’ poem. The film blends Raymond’s spoken words with music and Vilma’s powerful performance in British Sign Language.
Woman’s Hour – Her Ghost. Six years ago, they chose Vilma Jackson to translate and sign Woman’s Hour song “Her Ghost”. The British Band wanted a powerful video to accompany the release and Vilma provided a passionate performance for both hearing and Deaf communities.
Vilma has a social media following and her translations of popular songs into British Sign Language have been particularly popular. It has been Vilma’s aim to make music more accessible and enjoyable for the Deaf community and demonstrate the potential of musical expression using British Sign Language. Signed songs are not a performance to be solely enjoyed by a Deaf audience, but an alternative interpretation of that artists material, that can be enjoyed by all.
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Vilma Jackson has recently won the ‘Best Performance’ award for her leading role in ‘Almost’ (a short film) at Outlantacon.
The ‘Dear Hearing World’ project won international acclaim, winning five awards; the ‘Best
Micro short’ at White Deer International Film Festival, ‘Best sound design’ at Oniros Film
Awards, ‘Best Experimental film’ at Feel the Reel International Film Festival, ‘Best
Experimental’ at Berlin Flash Film Festival and ‘Award of Excellence’ at Canada Shorts Film
Festival. Vilma is very proud of her part in this incredible team effort.