The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf
After 4 months of non-stop hard work, the XVI World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) opened officially with 25 minute animated piece of "Sipho the Lion". Around 2,100 delegates from 125 countries attended the world congress and the animation was very well received by the audience.
The opening day also coincided with our icon, Nelson Mandela's birthday. Sipho the Lion also took a moment to recognise and give credence to the former President’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. The DVD is availabe to purchase from the e-store section of this website.
"Awesome, fantastic and purely creative!"
T. Alan and Vicki T. Hurwitz, President and First Lady Gallaudet University
"A magnificent masterpiece!"
Dr. Wilma Newhoudt-Drucan, Member of South African Parliament
"Awesome, amazing, incredible, admirable --- I can continue till I run out of all the positive adjectives in the Oxford dictionary! Braam, keep up the great work!"
Bernard Bragg, an accomplished performer, writer, director, poet, and artist.
"Braam Jordaan has created this one of a kind, beautifully animated, educational DVD every home and school with a Deaf child should have !!!"
Joanne Cripps, CYW and Anita Small, MSc, EdD
Co-Directors of Deaf Culture Centre - Toronto, Canada
"All we can say is that we can be proud of Braam Jordaan's work. It has marked a new era."
Ádám KÓSA, Member of European Parliament
"Braam Jordaan's pioneering work is destined to have greater global impact in the years to come."
Jerry Nelson, WFD Expert on Universal Design
"This is a truly inspiring film. There is nothing that makes me prouder than to see a world of deaf people united-- particularly in learning all the signs for the countries!"
Jules Dameron, a film director
Braam JOrdaan 2011