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Still image from Notes on Blindness

Film: Notes on Blindness at IFI (audio described & open captioned)

4 - 7 Jul 2016 (Past)

Irish Film Institute (IFI)

In 1983, at the age of 45, writer and academic John Hull went totally blind.

Initial years of sightlessness were dominated by a struggle to adapt to his new reality; “I knew that if I didn’t understand it”, he says, “blindness would destroy me.” He began to record his thoughts on tape, building up an archive of aural diaries that were published to great acclaim in 1991. This film is a response to those tapes, a quasi-documentary that engages with disability in a frank, immersive manner, with its richly textured visual palette of sepia tones making the images seem like a collage of old photographs and cherished memories.

Open Captioned (OC) screenings on July 4th (18.30) and 7th (14.00).
Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.

★★★★★ RTÉ.ie ★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★ The Guardian

Watch: Trailer for Notes on Blindness, opens 1st July 2016. Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney

Notes on Blindness audio described and open captioned performances at IFI

I knew that if I didn’t understand it, blindness would destroy me

John Hull

Notes on Blindness at the IFI


Audio Description
Open captions