The feature-length documentary Notes on Blindness will be presented as part of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier 10th anniversary programme alongside its sister project, the VR experience Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness.
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian 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,
Between 1983 and 1986, John Hull kept 16 hours of diary recordings on audio-cassette, deconstructing his experience of blindness.
Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described them as ‘a masterpiece’.
A story of loss, rebirth and renewal, the film charts John’s descent into ‘total blindness’, and his remarkable discovery of a ’world beyond sight’.
The film has received development support from The New York Times and the BFI , Creative England and it’s in post-production at the moment.
It is an Archer’s Mark production in association with 104 Films.
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