Notes on Blindness (2014)
14min · Documentary, Short, Drama · 7 April 2014
In 1983, following a decade of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull lost all traces of sight sensation. For the next three years he would keep a diary on audio cassette - over sixteen hours in total - a unique and insightful meditation on memory, consciousness and perception. The diaries were published in 1992 to wide critical acclaim. The neurologist Oliver Sacks described the work as a 'masterpiece... the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.' The NOTES ON BLINDNESS series is the first time John's original audio recordings have been heard in public. Encompassing dreams, memory and his imaginative life, the films take a creative approach tot he documentary form, excavating the interior world of blindness.
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