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by Peter Middleton, James Spinney


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, 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.

international title: Notes on Blindness
original title: Notes on Blindness
country: United Kingdom
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Peter Middleton, James Spinney
film run: 90'
release date: US 24/01/2016, GB 01/07/2016
screenplay: Peter Middleton, James Spinney
cast: Simone Kirby, John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Dan Renton Skinner
cinematography by: Gerry Floyd
film editing: Julian Quantrill
art director: Jessica Danielle Smith
costumes designer: Julia Drummond-Haig
music: James Ewers, Noah Wood
producer: Mike Brett, Peter Middleton, Jo Jo Ellison
production: Archer's Mark, 104 Films, Fee Fie Foe Films (GB)
backing: Creative England, the BFI, Impact Partners, ARTE France, BBC Storyville, Cinereach, BRITDOC, New York Times, PROCIREP-ANGOA


main awards/selection

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 

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