Director - Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Script - Peter Middleton, James Spinney
Camera - Gerry Floyd
Music - James Ewers, Noah Wood
Cast - John M. Hull, Marilyn Hull, Eileen Davies, Simone Kirby, Dan Skinner
Producers - Mike Brett, Jo Jo Ellison, Steve Jamison, Pete Middleton, James Spinney
Production - Archer's Mark

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.

I think one of the things that is so remarkable about John's account is that although it does begin as a sort of tale of grief and loss, the actual reconfiguration of John's conscience experience is so drastic by the end of the diaries. The things that he was initially so aware of the loss of, became things that he felt had ceased to be of importance to him.“James Spinney for


BAFTA '16 – Nomination for Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Documentary, Outstanding Debut Camerimage '16 – Golden Frog for Feature Documentary San Francisco '16 – Special Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature


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