Patrick is 15-years-old and has never had a conversation in his whole life.
The teen, who is deaf, is trapped in his own mind. His father gestures to him to tell him what to do. Other than that, he spends the rest of his time in his hut alone, unable to communicate with anyone.
This all changes when someone from his village, Raymond - who is also deaf - teaches him how to sign. For the first time in his life, Patrick, and other villagers, are able to communicate with each other and to the outside world.
Watch the emotional moment the teen "speaks" to someone for the first time, completely transforming his life.
The video is part of a series of Channel 4 documentaries called Unreported World
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