Filmmaker Josh Aronson steps into a hornet’s nest of controversy in this compelling PBS documentary about an extended family’s struggle over whether to get their deaf children cochlear implants. Peter and Nita Artinian, both deaf from birth and strong proponents of deaf culture, are forced to confront the issue when their five-year-old daughter asks for one of the devices. Their wrenching decision is contrasted with the choice that Peter’s brother and sister-in-law, both of whom have normal hearing, made to get their deaf son an implant. The deaf members of the family accuse the hearing members of destroying their child’s deaf identity; the hearing members argue that not to implant the device would deny their child the chance to fully participate in society. This is an unflinching look at the dynamics of the three generations involved as they wrestle with the age-old question of what it means to have your children’s best interests at heart. 80 min.