New Documentary Profiles Player-Turned-Coach For a Deaf Football Team

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Photo: Shelby Bean Gallaudet University Deaf Football
Shelby Beann, who grew up in Arvada, plays for the deaf and hard-of-hearing football team at Gallaudet University.

Football at a school for the deaf obviously has some differences. Players and coaches use sign language to signal plays, and the national anthem resembles a dance more than a ballad.

Filmmaker Mimi D'autremont followed the deaf and hard-of-hearing players on the Gallaudet University team for a documentary as part of her graduate school thesis at George Washington University.

The film, "Anyone Like Me," features a player from Arvada, Shelby Bean. "Anyone Like Me" screens Friday at the DocuWest Film Festival in Denver.