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Watch: What It's Like to Read Lips

Production company Little Moving Pictures' Can You Read My Lips? is an immersive short about lip-reading, based on the essay “Seeing at the Speed of Sound” by Rachel Kolb, who narrates and stars in the piece. See more from filmmaker David Terry Fine.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.