Notes On Blindness
After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.
Over three years John recorded more than sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’
Following the Emmy Award-winning short film, Peter and James’ feature-length debut premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (alongside their groundbreaking virtual reality project). The film was nominated for six British Independent Film Awards (winning the Best Documentary Award) and was nominated for three BAFTAs (including Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film).
Made with the support of CREATIVE ENGLAND, BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE, IMPACT PARTNERS, ARTE FRANCE, SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, BBC STORYVILLE, CINEREACH, BRITDOC, NEW YORK TIMES and PROCIREP-ANGOA.
An ARCHER’S MARK production, in association with FEE FIE FOE and 104 FILMS, in co-production with AGAT FILMS & CIE and ARTE FRANCE.