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“Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss”
June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss
Hosted by St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral and A Closer Look, the conversation about the secret world that unfolds in the film includes panelists include Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Joseph Lovett; artist and educator Jessica Jones of the Lavelle School for the Blind; arts educator Nitza Danieli; and is moderated by Eric Shiner, Executive Director of Pioneer Works. Register online and please plan to join us!
You can screen Going Blind in closed caption, audio described, or standard versions now through June 30 by visiting http://goingblindmovie.com and clicking “stream the film.” (Password: vision2020).
If you have no idea what a Colorino might be, have ever wondered what it’s like to touch the art at the Metropolitan, or if you, like millions of Americans, don’t have 20/20 vision and worry about degrading sight as you age, you must experience Going Blind. It highlights the courageous journeys of seven people of different backgrounds and how their vision was lessened or fully taken away by disease, accident, war or degeneration. Each of the documentary subjects overcomes hurdles that are placed before them in truly uplifting ways, utilizing technology, support and love to create a world of beauty and personal accomplishment. Eric Shiner, Executive Director of Pioneer Works
The film and event provide important and timely opportunities to learn about discovering inner courage and overcoming adversity and will challenge our perception of otherness.
Don’t miss Going Blind and the opportunity to discuss its lessons for all of us!
GOING BLIND and its outreach Going Blind and Going Forward is an initiative of A Closer Look, Inc. a public charity with a mission to promote awareness of public and private resources available to the public on matters of health and social justice through the production of film and outreach campaigns. For more information or to make a donation please visit: http://www.acloserlook.