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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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Thinkers and theories
Henri Bergson on why the existence of things precedes their possibility
Ageing and death
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Future of technology
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Stories and literature
A French Creole folktale nearly lost to time is given new, gorgeously animated life
Food and drink
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