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“Going Blind” secures U.S. TV distribution

Lovett Productions has secured U.S. TV distribution for Going Blind, a documentary about director Joseph Lovett's battle with glaucoma, on American Public Television's multicast channel World.
April 1, 2013

Lovett Productions has secured U.S. TV distribution for Going Blind, a documentary about director Joseph Lovett’s battle with glaucoma, on American Public Television’s multicast channel World.

The doc – which is produced, written and directed by Lovett and produced by Hilary Klotz Steinman – will air across most of America on April 8, when it plays on 133 World channels for a total of 580 airings.

Going Blind sees Lovett, a Peabody Award winner, learning about living with vision loss and meeting a cross section of Americans who are dealing with varying vision issues.

The group includes art teacher Jessica Jones, who has diabetic retinopathy; architect Peter D’Elia, who suffers from age-related macular degeneration; and Iraq War veteran Steve Baskis, who lost his sight in a road side bomb attack.

The film is part of Going Blind and Going Forward, an ongoing outreach initiative designed to raise public awareness of increasing sight loss issues.

For more information and a list of stations airing the doc, visit: goingblindmovie.com/broadcast.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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