Has The Tribe changed what a deaf film can be?

the tribeThe Tribe is a Ukrainian film, directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, set in a deaf boarding school where everyone communicates in sign language. When a teenager joins the school, he wins acceptance into a network dealing in crime and prostitution. But when he breaks the unwritten rules of the tribe, his future is threatened.

Further read at BBC’s Ouch Blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-32715477