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Frank Senior loves New York City even though he’s never been able to marvel at its skyline or be dazzled by its unrelenting lights. Blind since birth, Frank’s everyday life in a city of 8 million requires extreme focus and he has trained himself to have an acute awareness of his surroundings. Buoyant and jazz-inflected, Sound of Vision distills a simple portrait of a man’s daily life into a stylish and expressive take on the experience of blindness.
Directors: Dongnan Chen, Julia Doran, Loretta van der Horst, Joseph Vele
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Philosophy of mind
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Sex and sexuality
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Film and visual culture
A Palme d’Or-winning animation toys with the way our eyes perceive light
How a self-taught autistic artist mines creativity from life’s endless variations
Nature and landscape
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