The Unseen

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Clinton Street Theater says
Four Screenings: Monday, 3/7 @ 7 & 9, Tuesday, 3/8 @ 7 & 9

At a blind school in the Czech Republic, the children exuberantly show off their remarkable talents – as musicians, as radio announcers, as daredevil bike riders and most extraordinary of all, as photographers. Why take pictures of a world you can’t see? Well, to capture memories, of course, that sighted people can describe back to you. Miroslav Janek’s documentary is a true eye-opener about the resilience, adaptability and creativity of children, faced with whatever challenges the world throws their way.

"a small wonder...takes hold of the heart immediately and never loosens its grip...brilliantly conceptualized and immaculately crafted piece of filmmaking" -Variety

"most fascinating, philosophical, very entertaining documentary that challenges of all your assumptions about what it is to be disabled...what it's like not to have a sense." - Kevin MacDonald (Dir. of Touch the Void/Last King of Scotland) on Top 6 Best Documentaries

About the filmmaker:

Miroslav Janek is a Czech director, cameraman and editor born in 1954. He has collaborated with Godfrey Reggio as an editor on the Qatsi Trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi) and the short Anima Mundi. He has also worked with composer Philip Glass. Janek is the holder of two Czech Lion awards for best documentary. He has taught at FAMU since 1998.

This documentary stands prominently among Janek’s extensive filmography, where the Czech director is known to point his camera toward often discriminated and overlooked subjects. THE UNSEEN focuses attention on the life of children in a Czech school for the blind. With a sensitive eye for movement and a keen ear for sound, Janek weaves together mundane observations that enter the realm of the sublime.
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