I just stumbled across this AMAZING film by Adrean Mangiardi on The ASL-Cochlear Implant Blog.
Adrean Mangiardi, a bilateral CI User who directed this film, grew up oral but learned ASL when he was a film student at RIT.
Although this film is not in ASL, it is purely visual/symbolic with no dialogue except the end where it is captioned. The film called "Equilibrium" is a great experimental film and shows what it's like being bilateral.
"The purpose of this film is to express the director's perspective on cochlear implants and what's like to wear them. It is focusing on the struggle to balance between the old cochlear implant in the right side vs the new cochlear implant in the left side." (source from D-PAN website, www.dpan.com)
This film was featured in the PBS documentary, "Through Deaf Eyes", and was featured in March 2007. Congratulations, Adrean!
When I put Christian's implant on this morning, his eyes got all wide, and he cried for the first time with it on. Then, after about 10 seconds of me singing to him, and holding his little hand, he looked up at me with his big toothy grin, and laughed. I know he is adjusting to so much. I can't even begin to try to understand what exactly his little brain is doing with al the sound that it is trying to process. This video helped me put everything in perspective.
(Please disable the sound on the music player to your right)