A deaf man was moved to tears after learning that his neighbourhood had learned sign language just for him to promote the heartwarming message: 'A world without barriers is our dream'. Muharrem was unwittingly placed at the centre of an elaborate stunt in which he was secretly filmed encountering a host of strangers in a series of staged meetings through Istanbul(伊斯坦堡-土耳其).The footage begins with him setting out for the day with his sister Ozlem, who is in on the set-up. Before long, Muharrem is taken aback when he encounters a stranger who signs 'good morning' to him.
*sign language 手語
*promote (v.) to encourage the popularity, sale, development or existence of something 促進；促銷，推銷；推廣
*barriers (n.) a long pole(杆，柱), fence(柵欄，籬笆), wall or natural feature, such as a mountain or sea, that stops people from going somewhere隔欄，屏障，障礙物
*unwittingly (adj.) without knowing or planning 不知情的，無意的
*elaborate (adj.) containing a lot of careful detail or many detailed parts
*stunt (n.) something that is done to get attention for the person or people responsible for it 意在引人注目的舉動
*be taken aback = to be very shocked or surprised大吃一驚
*a host of = a large number of something 許多，大量
Deaf man Muharrem sets out for the day with his sister unaware he is being filmed for an advert(廣告) in which he will encounter a host of strangers who have learned sign language so they can communicate with him
Before long, Muharrem is taken aback when he encounters a stranger who signs 'good morning' to him. The stunt, which took a month to prepare, saw the volunteers learn sign language phrases for their chosen roles
On a visit to his food store in Istanbul, the shopkeeper unexpectedly advertises his wares with hand signals
Another set-up involves a stranger dropping a bag of fruit. When Muharrem helps pick them up, the man uses sign language to offer him an apple as a thank you, much to Muharrem's surprise
A woman apolosies with sign language after bumping into Muharrem accidentally on purpose in the street.
The shock is clear on Muharrem's face when a taxi driver welcomes him into the car with sign language
In a final flourish, Samsung, which organised the commercial, arranges for an electronic advertising board to communicate with him, offering the heartwarming message: 'A world without barriers is our dream as well'
A friend finally points out one the dozens of cameras as the entire stunt is revealed, moving him to tears.