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Sian Heder, director of ‘CODA,’ on the responsibility she felt to the Deaf community

Sian Heder’s film tells the story of Ruby, a teenager navigating life as a CODA — a child of Deaf adults. Heder, who is not deaf, describes herself as an “outsider” to a community that’s been underrepresented in film. “I felt a really incredible responsibility that if I was going to do it, I had to do it right,” Heder says. “And in order to do that, I had to surround myself with people that knew better than I did about Deaf culture and being in that world.”