The Sign for Love

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2017
  • 75 min.

The Sign for Love

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2017
  • 75 min.


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.



Elad Cohen, Iris Ben Moshe


Nati Adler


Iris Ben Moshe, Elad Cohen, Avigail Shperber


Iris Ben Moshe

Original Music

Kobi Vitman

Original Language



English, Greek


Shahaf Wagshel

  • Winner

    Audience Award
    Docaviv Film Festival
  • Winner

    Best Documentary Film
    Side by Side Film Festival
  • Winner

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

Festival Highlights

Bosifest, Russia , 2019

European Film Festival Integration You and Me, Poland , In Competition , 2019

Embassy of Israel in Berlin, Germany , 2019

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Australia , 2019

XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Germany , 2019

Side by Side Film Festival , Russia , 2019

Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA , 2018

QFest: The Houston International LGBTQ Film, USA , 2018

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival , USA , 2018

Pink Apple Film Festival , Switzerland , 2018

Sydney Film Festival, Australia , 2018

Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil , 2017

Docaviv Film Festival, Israel , 2017

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