The Sign For Love


When El-Ad was a child, his mother told him: “Raising you is like raising three kids.” Ever since that moment, he felt guilty for being deaf, and tried extra hard to be like everyone else. He became even more alienated after the tragic death of his mother and the breakdown of his family. El-Ad later started a family of his own, becoming a father through a shared parenting arrangement with his friend Yaeli, who’s also deaf, surrounded by their deaf friends. The film is his first-person account of the life he created for himself, and his attempt to show viewers his version of family and parenthood.

Producer: Nati Adler



Duration: 75 min.
Date of Release: 2017
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Docaviv Film Festival, Israel, 2017
    Audience Award Docaviv Film Festival 2017

  • Margaret Mead Film Festival, 2018

  • Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2018

  • Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2017

  • Pink Apple Film Festival , 2018

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2018

  • QFest: The Houston International LGBTQ Film, USA, 2018

  • Side by Side Film Festival , 2018
    Best Documentary Film Side by Side Film Festival 2018

  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, 2019
    Audience Choice Lolly Award for Best Feature XPOSED International Queer Film Festival 2019

World Sales


Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues, Personal Stories, Social Issues