I just discovered this Vimeo short via Aesthetica. Notes on Blindness is a short film by two London filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney, in the process of being turned into a feature length film.
From their description in the Op-Docs piece in the New York Times: “In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings.”
John Hull’s observations are poignant, moving, gripping and painful. The loss of sight is life altering. This work provides a voice to that loss in a way, that I think, convinces those of us with sight, of the profound weight of loss that one experiences when our ‘sight’ disappears.
Take 13 minutes and watch this film.