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Documentary Film Screening of Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss
May 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am – May 6, 2021 @ 9:00 pm EDT
Date: May 4th – 6th with Panel Discussion on May 6th (2:00-3:30PM ET)
Time (Eastern) film can be streamed via link sent after registration 9:00am on 5/4 to 9:00pm 5/6.
Duration: Film 81 minutes (watch between 9:00 am ET May 4th and 9:00 pm ET May 6th)
Total of 3 hrs ACVREP credit for both parts (screening and discussion)
Description: Join us for an insightful and affirming film screening and panel discussion. In this two-part event you will receive a link to watch the film Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark About Vision Loss (2010) from 9:00 am ET on May 4th through 9:00 pm ET on May 6th. Then on May 6th at 2:00 pm ET join our interactive panel discussion to meet the film’s creator, Joe Lovett, and some of the people who shared their journeys of vision loss in the movie. Our panelists will also include an ophthalmologist, low vision clinician, and representative from HumanWare who will answer your questions and help you learn about living with vision loss and the types of low-vision solutions people with low vision can use to thrive and succeed after vision loss.
Synopsis of the film: GOING BLIND: COMING OUT OF THE DARK ABOUT VISION LOSS (2010) is a unique documentary film that increases public awareness of sight loss and low vision issues profoundly affecting the lives of more and more people around the world. Director Joseph Lovett has glaucoma, a disease that robs 4.5 million people worldwide of their vision. After years of slowly losing his sight, Joe decides to take action: to investigate how others have dealt with their vision loss. His search begins small, with people Joe meets on the streets of his hometown New York City, and gradually leads him to places and people around the country, of all different ages and backgrounds. Each has a fascinating story about dealing with the vision loss caused by sight-robbing diseases, infections, and accidents. As a filmmaker, Joe uses the tool he knows best to gather information, connect with individuals, and find answers to share with the world.