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MIPTV Picks ’16: Notes on Blindness

Writer and academic John Hull experienced a steady deterioration of his eyesight over the years which culminated in total blindness in 1983. Compelled to chronicle his experience, he amassed over 16 hours of audio material - commentary that forms the backbone of this project.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Archer’s Mark in assoc. with Fee Fie Foe Films, 104 Films; coproduced by Agat Films & Cie, ARTE France; supported by Creative England, the BFI, Impact Partners, ARTE France, BBC ‘Storyville,’ Cinereach, Britdoc, New York Times and PROCIREP-ANGOA; worldwide sales handled by Cinephil
Length: 87 minutes
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Rights available: Worldwide excluding UK, France, Germany
Writer and academic John Hull experienced a steady deterioration of his eyesight over the years which culminated in total blindness in 1983. Compelled to chronicle his experience, he kept a diary on audio cassette over three years, amassing over 16 hours of material – commentary that forms the backbone of this project. Combining cinematic recreations and evocative sound design with traditional documentary elements, the film gives viewers a sense of the mystery inherent in what Hull, who passed away last year during principle photography on the feature, called “a world beyond sight.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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