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Notes On Blindness + Q&A 

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  • Duration90
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Sun 12 Mar, 2pm | Tickets £8 (£6) | Q&A following the film

In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and academic John Hull became totally blind. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audiocassette. Over three years, he recorded over 16 hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1991, 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."

Premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Notes on Blindness is a multi-platform project based on John’s original audio recordings.

Q&A

  • Marilyn Hull (widow of John Hull who stars in the film)
  • Veronica Fulcher (RNIB)
    Veronica is an administrator with employment services and a trainer, working with Eye Clinic Liaison Officers and Eye Clinic Volunteers. She is registered partially sighted.
  • Vicky Johnson, Employment Coordinator & Service Manager (Birmingham & Coventry RNIB)
  • Chair: Debbie Kermode (CEO of mac)

U (88 min)

Director: Pete Middleton, James Spinney

English | 2016