Notes on Blindness

Directed by James Spinney, Peter Middleton
James Spinney, Peter Middleton
Bond360
2016
90 Minutes
United Kingdom
English
Documentary
Screening Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, DCP
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Synopsis

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year.

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