A deaf-blind man and a deaf-blind woman hold hands as they exit a small airplane.

About Disability On Film: Land of Silence & Darkness

In one of Werner Herzog’s most significant films, which established him as a director of incisive documentaries as well distinctive narrative films, the German filmmaker follows the experiences of a community of deaf-blind people, and in particular the remarkable character of Fini Straubinger.

As the film charts the group’s various explorations of sensations that they can enjoy, from the joys of food to riding in airplanes, what emerges is much more than just a fascinating documentary about the deaf-blind, and nothing less than a powerful statement about the human condition.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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