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Notes on Blindness

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Original title
Notes on Blindness
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
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Screenwriter
Pete Middleton, James Spinney
Music
James Ewers, Noah Wood
Cinematography
Gerry Floyd
Cast
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Producer
Archer's Mark
Genre
Documentary | Disability
Synopsis / Plot
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer, theologian and professor of religion at the University of Birmingham John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the work as 'the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.' With exclusive access to these original recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.
Awards
2016: BAFTA Awards: 3 Nominations including Most Outstanding British Film
2016: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Documentary. 6 Nominations
2016: Tribeca Film Festival: Storyscapes Award
2016: San Francisco International Film Festival: Best Documentary
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