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Film Screening: Going Blind
October 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MDT
Going Blind is a unique documentary film by Peabody Award-winning producer/director Joseph Lovett that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. It tells the stories of everyday people and how they live successfully in today’s world with vision loss. Each has a fascinating story about dealing with the vision loss caused by sight-robbing diseases, infections, and accidents. The film looks at each aspect of vision loss, detecting, treating, and coping, from the point of view of people who are visually impaired.
In a review of the film, the British Journal of Ophthalmology describes the film as “an uplifting documentary…that instills inspiration to lead a productive life” and the Washington Post stated, “Going Blind encourages and inspires people to take action to preserve, prolong, and maximize the precious gift of sight…”
About Joseph Lovett: Joseph Lovett is an award-winning filmmaker, whose films have informed, engaged and inspired people into action. Joe’s film, Going Blind, and its Outreach Campaign, Going Blind and Going Forward, have ignited a global movement of individuals, grassroots organizations and medical professionals sponsoring screenings to raise awareness and to improve access to vision enhancement services.
Sponsors: These screenings are brought to you by the Center for Disability & Access, Disability Studies Program, J. Willard Marriott Library, Moran Eye Center, National Center for Veterans Studies, Program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.