Sunday, August 08, 2021

"A Blind Person Describes What the World Looks Like" (animated)

 

Grand Canyon, childhood drawing

A Blind Person Describes What the World Looks Like”, 9 min, on the Pursuit of Wonder Channel, Aug. 3, 2021.

A blind person, Lou, encounters a normally sighted young man, Tyler, on a bridge.

Lou has been almost completely blind since birth. The animated film shows his perception as a kind of black-and-white woodcut, with jagged lines imparting sparse images. Tyler’s perceptions of the sights around the river and sky are shown in full color.  But it is impossible for Tyler to impart what he experiences, so the film turns into an exercise in existentialism.

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