Patrick Speaks | Unreported World | Channel 4

Patrick Otema, 15 was born profoundly deaf. In the remote area of Uganda where he lives there are no schools for deaf children, and he has never had a conversation. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, hopes to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his whole life.

UK Premiere of the full Unreported World: Friday 21 November / 7.35pm / Channel 4

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More about this video:
This video supports a 30 minute documentary, 15 and Learning to Speak, in which Reporter, Kiki King, and Director, Daniel Bogado, visit Uganda where the work of inspirational sign language teachers is transforming the lives of profoundly deaf children and adults across the country who have never been able to communicate – until now.

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20 Responses

  1. Genesis Tamed says:


  2. Krim Kram says:

    Why the fuck is she trying to be quiet at 2:30…. not like she’s gonna
    disturb the class… 

  3. EXScarecroW says:

    The real question is, why is she whispering while the deaf people are in

  4. Kevinacho Murillo says:

    Very interesting, they invent signs codes for their names

  5. Angel Burgos says:

    very touching

  6. izede says:

    My eyes are wet…

  7. storytellerjack22 says:

    The first time I played this the sound didn’t work. I thought they were
    being ironic.

  8. OriginalCaker says:

    Ahh that hit me right in the fucking feels.

  9. inuudle says:

    This is really great! It will be amazing if you could make an update to
    I want to see how much they have learned and how more happy they are!

  10. Jesse r Lentz says:

    I’m nott crying your crying 

  11. harmsm3 says:


  12. John Zoidberg says:

    Check your privileges.

  13. Summer Figueroa says:

    Wish this was had captions, I would love to share this.

  14. Wendy Rand says:

    What a wonderful story. Patrick ‘s smile was worth more any words could

  15. Patrick Booth says:

    A Beautiful story of communication and the breaking of mental bondage.

  16. emadshk says:


  17. Twentynyne says:

    This is so powerful I cried happy tears especially when he smiled.

  18. jimmerr1994 says:

    why are my eyes leaking

  19. Arthur Freeman says:

    UGHH Why’d it end?!

  20. Ezekiel Koroisau says:

    That’s awesome! ☺☺