Irene Taylor Brodsky is an Academy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning, and Emmy-winning filmmaker who produced the documentary about her own life, "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements."
Brodsky’s son Jonas began losing his hearing as a baby and underwent cochlear-implant surgery as a toddler. Now 11 years old, Jonas has adjusted to a world with sound and is learning to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Brodsky’s parents also have cochlear implants, but unlike Jonas, the majority of their lives were shaped by silence. While Jonas explores what silence means to him, his grandfather grapples with a new transition of his own.
The film is available on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/moonlight-sonata/irene-taylor-brodsky-sundance