Notes on Blindess

Notes on Blindness

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.




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