Acting Blind

Acting Blind

| 52 min

This touching documentary follows a cast of blind and visually impaired actors as they prepare Dancing to Beethoven, a play about blindness. The film takes us deep into the lives of the actors. We hear stories of their shock and disbelief at first losing sight and of their struggles coping with a life without it. We hear them talk about grieving and pining for the visual world. They tell the moving story of how this play is itself a victory, a type of salvation, for each of them. By opening night, at the renowned Place des Arts in Montreal, they are a close-knit cast, well-honed and ready to step out of the wings and into the light.

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  • director
    Martin Duckworth
  • producer
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
    Adam Symansky
  • story consultant
    Barry Lazar
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
  • director of photography
    Martin Duckworth
  • editor
    Gerald Vansier
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • original music
    Robert M. Lepage
  • sound recordist
    Glenn Hodgins
  • sound re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • foley
    Claude Langlois
  • participant
    Norman Arduini
    Robert Arial
    Griffith Brewer
    Amanda Cape
    Sheryl Cape
    Sandra Cassell Clank
    Allan Dean
    Patrycja Walton
    Ann Arial
    Norma Dean
    Monica Romany
    Denzil Bruce
    Aisha Cassell
    Saguenay Pedneault-Walton
    Coyote Pedneault-Walton