Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

Director: Pete Middleton, James Spinney

Screening time: 14.04.2017. 16:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 90 min

Awards: Festivals and awards: San Francisco Film Festival, Special Jury Prize; Sheffield Doc/Fest, Innovation & Storytelling Award, supported by the Wellcome Trust; Sundance Film Festival (World Premiere); Rotterdam International Film Festival (European Premiere); Tribeca Film Festival (VR Presentation); San Francisco International Film Festival; Sydney International Film Festival; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Sheffield Doc/Fest; Washington DC Jewish Film Festival; Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; San Diego Jewish Film Festival


In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette. Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, NOTES ON BLINDNESS takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting John’s extraordinary journey into ‘a world beyond sight’.

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