I want to share a fascinating film called Janela Da Alma. It’s a Brazilian documentary that looks at blindness, using it to talk about vision and our perception of the world. What was particularly interesting to me is that most of the interviews are with artists – a blind photographer, a musician, an actress, and many more. Through this unique cast, the film transcends the topic of blindness and really focuses on the meaning of the visual experience. I think this is a must watch for all image makers.
Though it’s nearly impossible to track down a copy outside of Brazil (or even in Brazil for that matter) there is a full version (with subtitles) on YouTube. Definitely carve out some time to watch this and let us know what you think, I guarantee it’ll change how you feel about vision.