Sunday 19 FEBRUARY


Country: UK, 2016
Duration: 90 min
Directors: Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Genre: documentary, drama

The fear of losing one’s sight is perfectly captured in an inspiring docudrama about author and academic John Hull.

– The Guardian

 In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began documenting his experiences on audio cassette. Following  the Emmy  Award-winning  short  film of the same name, Notes on Blindness takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the  voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting  John’s extraordinary journey into ‘a world beyond sight’.