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Notes on Blindness 2015 U

90 mins United Kingdom Director. James Spinney, Peter Middleton

Filmmakers James Spinney and Peter Middleton accomplish a seemingly impossible task – visually capturing the internal essence of blindness. In 1983, following a decade of deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull lost all traces of sight sensation and, to help him make sense of this upheaval in his life, began to record an audio diary documenting his discovery of ‘a world beyond sight.’ With scenes from his life re-created by actors miming to Hull’s original recordings, this documentary offers an illuminating and deeply personal testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal.

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks described Hull’s diaries as ‘the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read,’ and with them the filmmakers have crafted an insightful and innovative work.

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Directed by

James Spinney

Peter Middleton

Featuring

Simone Kirby

Dan Skinner

Genres

Documentary Drama-documentary

Collection

Documentaries Based on the Book… Best of BAFTA Closed Captions

Certificate

U no material likely to offend or harm

Released

2015

Country

United Kingdom

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