Notes on Blindness - NYTimes video

John developed cataracts at the age of 13, which left him blind for months at a time. The restoration of his sight was followed by a series of retinal detachments. After a number of operations, in 1980, at age 45, John’s vision was so poor that he was registered blind. After 3 years, he could no longer remember what his child looked like...

He kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings. They document a purging period of grief, but eventually of renewal, in what John describes as the discovery of a “world beyond sight.”

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