Notes on Blindness

Directed by James Spinney, Peter Middleton
90 Minutes
United Kingdom
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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.’Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year.


  • Highest Rating
    Stephen Holden, The New York Times
  • Highest Rating
    "★★★★★ The genius of the film is in allowing us to understand and visualise the world of blindness… A beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art."
    Charlie Phillips, The Guardian


Awards & Recognition

Best Documentary
British Independent Film Awards
Winner Special Jury Award
San Francisco Int'l. Film Festival
Golden Frog
Storytelling & Innovation Award
Sheffield Int'l. Documentary Festival
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