About the Film
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 over 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.
N.B. The filmmakers have created a rich, immersive soundtrack calibrated specifically for blind and sighted audiences.
Presented in partnership with People’s Health Clinic and the Moran Eye Center. Pre-film eye testing hosted by the Moran Eye Center.
Post-film panel will include:
– Dr Barbara Wirostko, Clinical Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology/Visual Science University of Utah, Moran Eye Center (Moderator)
– Judy Summer, Moran patient, local artist, and Park City resident with visual challenges
– Colleen Schubach OD, a Doctor of Optometry at the University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, specializes in contact lens and visual therapy
– Marissa Larochelle MD, Academic Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the John A. Moran Eye Center who specializes in cataract surgery as well as the diagnosis and management of patients with infectious and inflammatory conditions of the eye
– Jeff Pettey MD, John Moran Eye Center Director of Education and an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology /Visual Sciences – Amy Henderson, LCSW, Social Worker & Psychotherapist, Patient Support Program, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences and William Barlow MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences (specialty cataract and refractive surgery).
– John Hanrahan, MD, Medical Director at People’s Health Clinic